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Descriptor English: Ventral Tegmental Area
Descriptor Spanish: Área Tegmental Ventral
Descriptor Portuguese: Área Tegmentar Ventral
Descriptor French: Aire tegmentale ventrale
Entry term(s): Area Tegmentalis Ventrali
Area Tegmentalis Ventralis
Tegmental Area, Ventral
Tegmentalis Ventrali, Area
Tegmentalis Ventralis, Area
Ventral Tegmental Area of Tsai
Tree number(s): A08.186.211.132.659.413.875.820
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017557
Scope note: 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.
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
Previous Indexing: Mesencephalon (1968-1970)
Tegmentum Mesencephali (1971-1993)
Public MeSH Note: 94
History Note: 94
DeCS ID: 30981
Unique ID: D017557
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1994/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/12/28
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Ventral Tegmental Area - Preferred
Concept UI M0026617
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Ventral Tegmental Area
Entry term(s) Area Tegmentalis Ventrali
Area Tegmentalis Ventralis
Tegmental Area, Ventral
Tegmentalis Ventrali, Area
Tegmentalis Ventralis, Area
Ventral Tegmental Area of Tsai



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