"Mesencephalon" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The middle of the three primitive cerebral vesicles of the embryonic brain. Without further subdivision, midbrain develops into a short, constricted portion connecting the PONS and the DIENCEPHALON. Midbrain contains two major parts, the dorsal TECTUM MESENCEPHALI and the ventral TEGMENTUM MESENCEPHALI, housing components of auditory, visual, and other sensorimoter systems.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Mesencephalon".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Mesencephalon".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Mesencephalon" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Mesencephalon" was a major or minor topic of these publication.