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Definition of "tegmental" [teg•men•tal]

  • Of or pertaining to tegmentum or the ventral portion of the mesencephalon (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tegmental" in a sentence
  • "The other region central to the "love response" is the ventral tegmental area, also a key component of the brain's reward circuitry and home to cells that manufacture dopamine, the neurotransmitter that enables obsessive focus, feelings of elation and even mania."
  • "Having established our respect for the medial forebrain specifically its ventral tegmental area, Linden explains the exact pleasure processes involved in drugs, food, sex, gambling and generosity."
  • "In the obese women, the images triggered a strong response in the ventral tegmental area (VTA), a tiny spot in the midbrain where dopamine, the "desire chemical," is released."
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