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Descriptor English: Mesencephalon
Descriptor Spanish: Mesencéfalo
Descriptor Portuguese: Mesencéfalo
Descriptor French: Mésencéphale
Entry term(s): Mesencephalons
Midbrain
Midbrains
Tree number(s): A08.186.211.132.659
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008636
Scope note: The middle of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of the embryonic brain. Without further subdivision, midbrain develops into a short, constricted portion connecting the PONS and the DIENCEPHALON. Midbrain contains two major parts, the dorsal TECTUM MESENCEPHALI and the ventral TEGMENTUM MESENCEPHALI, housing components of auditory, visual, and other sensorimoter systems.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 22561
Unique ID: D008636
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Mesencephalon - Preferred
Concept UI M0013460
Scope note The middle of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of the embryonic brain. Without further subdivision, midbrain develops into a short, constricted portion connecting the PONS and the DIENCEPHALON. Midbrain contains two major parts, the dorsal TECTUM MESENCEPHALI and the ventral TEGMENTUM MESENCEPHALI, housing components of auditory, visual, and other sensorimoter systems.
Preferred term Mesencephalon
Entry term(s) Mesencephalons
Midbrain
Midbrains



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