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Descriptor English:   Ventral Tegmental Area 
Descriptor Spanish:   Área Tegmental Ventral 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Área Tegmentar Ventral 
Synonyms English:   Area Tegmentalis Ventrali
Area Tegmentalis Ventralis
Tegmental Area, Ventral
Tegmentalis Ventrali, Area
Tegmentalis Ventralis, Area
Ventral Tegmental Area of Tsai  
Tree Number:   A08.186.211.132.659.413.875.820
Definition English:   A region in the MESENCEPHALON which is dorsomedial to the SUBSTANTIA NIGRA and ventral to the RED NUCLEUS. The mesocortical and mesolimbic dopaminergic systems originate here, including an important projection to the NUCLEUS ACCUMBENS. Overactivity of the cells in this area has been suspected to contribute to the positive symptoms of SCHIZOPHRENIA. 
History Note English:   94 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PA pathology
PH physiology PP physiopathology
RE radiation effects SU surgery
TR transplantation UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   30981 
Unique Identifier:   D017557 

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