"Ventral Tegmental Area" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A region in the MESENCEPHALON which is dorsomedial to the SUBSTANTIA NIGRA and ventral to the RED NUCLEUS. The mesocortical and mesolimbic dopaminergic systems originate here, including an important projection to the NUCLEUS ACCUMBENS. Overactivity of the cells in this area has been suspected to contribute to the positive symptoms of SCHIZOPHRENIA.
|Ventral Tegmental Area
- Ventral Tegmental Area
- Tegmental Area, Ventral
- Ventral Tegmental Area of Tsai
- Area Tegmentalis Ventralis
- Area Tegmentalis Ventrali
- Tegmentalis Ventrali, Area
- Tegmentalis Ventralis, Area
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Ventral Tegmental Area" by people in Profiles.
Early-life Stress Modifies the Reactivity of Neurons in the Ventral Tegmental Area and Lateral Hypothalamus to Acute Stress in Female Rats. Neuroscience. 2022 05 10; 490:49-65.
Repeated cocaine or methamphetamine treatment alters astrocytic CRF2 and GLAST expression in the ventral midbrain. Addict Biol. 2022 03; 27(2):e13120.
Antagonism of Neurotensin Receptors in the Ventral Tegmental Area Decreases Methamphetamine Self-Administration and Methamphetamine Seeking in Mice. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2018 04 01; 21(4):361-370.
Selective Ablation of GIRK Channels in Dopamine Neurons Alters Behavioral Effects of Cocaine in Mice. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 02; 42(3):707-715.
Methamphetamine self-administration in mice decreases GIRK channel-mediated currents in midbrain dopamine neurons. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2014 Oct 31; 18(5).
In vivo measurement of somatodendritic release of dopamine in the ventral tegmental area. Synapse. 2009 Nov; 63(11):951-60.