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Medical Term:

dorsal part of pons


Definition: the part of the pons bounded laterally by the middle cerebellar peduncles and anteriorly by the ventral part of pons; it is continuous with the tegmentum of the mesencephalon and contains long tracts such as the medial and lateral lemnisci, cranial nerve nuclei, and reticular formation.

Synonym(s): tegmentum of ponsTA, tegmentum pontisTA, pars dorsalis pontis

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