Midbrain reticular formation
|Midbrain reticular formation|
|Latin||formatio reticularis mesencephali|
|NeuroLex ID||Midbrain reticular formation|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The midbrain reticular formation (MRF) also reticular formation of midbrain, mesencephalic reticular formation, tegmental reticular formation, formatio reticularis (tegmenti) mesencephali) is a structure in the midbrain consisting of the dorsal tegmental nucleus, ventral tegmental nucleus, and cuneiform nucleus. These are also known as the tegmental nuclei.
The dorsal and ventral tegmental nuclei receive connections from the mammillo-tegmental bundle of Gudden, a branch of the mammillothalamic tract. The bundle of Gudden might be identical to the hypothalamotegmental tract.
- NeuroNames. tegmental nuclei. BrainInfo. Accessed January 25, 2011.
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