midbrain midbrain

Definition(s):

  • (n) the middle portion of the brain

Usage(s):

  1. As all those complex processes were unfolding, your midbrain filed away a simple, primal, unconscious idea: Cupcakes are good.
  2. The typical pain signal follows a well-worn path from the brain stem through the midbrain and into the cortex, where conscious feelings of pain arise.
  3. It turns out there are melanocortin 1 receptors in the midbrain and they participate in pain and pain inhibition.

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