Midbrain reticular formation
The midbrain reticular formation (MRF) also reticular formation of midbrain, mesencephalic reticular formation, tegmental reticular formation, formatio reticularis (tegmenti) mesencephali) is a structure in the midbrain consisting of the dorsal tegmental nucleus, ventral tegmental nucleus, and cuneiform nucleus. These are also known as the tegmental nuclei.
|Midbrain reticular formation|
|Latin||formatio reticularis mesencephali|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
The dorsal and ventral tegmental nuclei receive connections from the mammillo-tegmental bundle of Gudden, a branch of the mammillothalamic tract. The bundle of Gudden might be identical to the hypothalamotegmental tract.
- NeuroNames. tegmental nuclei. BrainInfo. Accessed January 25, 2011.