Midbrain tegmentum

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Brain: Midbrain tegmentum
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Transverse section of mid-brain at level of superior colliculi. ("Tegmentum" visible center right.)
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Section through superior colliculus showing path of oculomotor nerve. (Tegmentum not labeled, but surrounding structures more clearly defined.)
Latin Tegmentum Mesencephali
Gray's p.802
Part of Midbrain
NeuroNames hier-482
MeSH Tegmentum+Mesencephali
NeuroLex ID birnlex_1200

The midbrain tegmentum is the part of the midbrain extending from the substantia nigra to the cerebral aqueduct in a horizontal section of the midbrain. It forms the floor of the midbrain that surrounds the cerebral aqueduct.

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