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Ventral Tegmental Area MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Ventral Tegmental Area
Tree Number(s)
A08.186.211.132.659.413.875.820
Unique ID
D017557
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
Area Tegmentalis Ventralis
Ventral Tegmental Area of Tsai
Previous Indexing
Mesencephalon (1968-1970)
Tegmentum Mesencephali (1971-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
2015/06/23
Ventral Tegmental Area Preferred
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