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Introduction: Mesencephalon

Description of Mesencephalon

Mesencephalon: the middle portion of the brain.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Mesencephalon: develops from the middle of the 3 primary vesicles of the embryonic neural tube, between the prosencephalon and rhombencephalon, later forming the tectum and cerebral peduncles.
Source: CRISP

Mesencephalon: Related Topics

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Source - MeSH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Source - MeSH 2007

More specific terms for Mesencephalon:

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Broader terms for Mesencephalon

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Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Mesencephalon can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Mesencephalon

The following list attempts to classify Mesencephalon into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • neural structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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