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mid·brain

 (mĭd′brān′)
n.
The portion of the vertebrate brain that develops from the middle section of the embryonic brain.
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midbrain

(ˈmɪdˌbreɪn)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for mesencephalon
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mid•brain

(ˈmɪdˌbreɪn)

n.
the middle of the three primary divisions of the brain in the embryo of a vertebrate or the part of the adult brain derived from this tissue; mesencephalon.
[1870–75]
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mid·brain

(mĭd′brān′)
The middle part of the brain in vertebrate animals. In most animals except mammals, the midbrain processes sensory information. In mammals, it serves mainly to connect the forebrain with the hindbrain. Compare forebrain, hindbrain.
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The top of the brain stem, between the diencephalon and the pons. It is largely a relay station for sensory impulses.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midbrain - the middle portion of the brainmidbrain - the middle portion of the brain  
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
locus niger, nucleus niger, substantia nigra - a layer of deeply pigmented grey matter in the midbrain; associated with the striate body; is involved in metabolic disturbances associated with Parkinson's disease and with Huntington's disease
superior colliculus - an essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex
inferior colliculus - an essential auditory center in the midbrain
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Translations

midbrain

[ˈmɪdbreɪn] Nmesencéfalo m, cerebro m medio
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midbrain

n mesencéfalo (form), cerebro medio
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He clinically manifested a paramedian midbrain syndrome, combining the previously described left-sided oculomotor impairment with moderate right-sided ataxic hemiparesis without hemianesthesia, tremor, dysmetria, dysarthria, and depression.
Organic disorders causing esotropia include conditions such as abducens palsy, tonic convergence spasm (part of dorsal midbrain syndrome), pons lesions in multiple sclerosis, [5] myasthenia gravis and Wernicke's encephalopathy.
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