Definition of tegmental in English:

tegmental

adjective

Anatomy
  • See tegmentum

    • ‘Changes that have been observed in association with chronic administration of opioids include physical atrophy of dopamine-producing neurons in the ventral tegmental area.’
    • ‘Activation of dopamine D 2 like receptors is known to inhibit the activity of dopaminergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area of the brain.’
    • ‘This system, which originates in the ventral tegmental area of the brain stem can be selectively activated by stress.’
    • ‘The medial longitudinal fasciculus retains its paramedian position, and the central tegmental tract is surrounded by the loose substance of the reticular formation, situated dorsal to the medial lemniscus.’
    • ‘These effects have been suggested to be involved in depression of the excitability of the vagal sensory axons and the dopaminergic neuron in the ventral tegmental area of the brain.’