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Tectum Mesencephali MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Tectum Mesencephali
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do not confuse with TEGMENTUM MESENCEPHALI
Scope Note
The dorsal portion or roof of the midbrain which is composed of two pairs of bumps, the INFERIOR COLLICULI and the SUPERIOR COLLICULI. These four colliculi are also called the quadrigeminal bodies (TECTUM MESENCEPHALI). They are centers for visual sensorimotor integration.
Entry Term(s)
Commissure of Inferior Colliculus
Commissure of Superior Colliculus
Corpora Quadrigemina
Lamina Quadrigemina
Quadrigeminal Plate
NLM Classification #
WL 310
Public MeSH Note
2008; see CORPORA QUADRIGEMIA 1963-2007
History Note
2008 (1963)
Date Established
Date of Entry
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Tectum Mesencephali Preferred
Commissure of Superior Colliculus Narrower
Commissure of Inferior Colliculus Narrower
Corpora Quadrigemina Narrower
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