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Midbrain

Synonym: Mesencephalon
German: Mesencephalon, Mittelhirn

1 Definition

The midbrain is part of the brain stem and is located between pons and diencephalon.

2 Structure

The midbrain can be divided into three layers:

3 Nerve tracts and nuclei

The following important nerve tracts and nuclei are located in the midbrain:

4 Histology

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