tegmental

adjective
teg·​men·​tal | \teg-ˈmen-tᵊl \

Definition of tegmental 

: of, relating to, or associated with an integument or a tegmentum

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It's produced in the ventral tegmental part of the brain and is released when a person expects or receives a reward of any kind. Peter Dunn, Indianapolis Star, "Pete the Planner: Money-related mental illness is no joking matter," 23 Aug. 2017 For instance, when a male zebra finch sings a courtship song to a female, nerve cells in a part of his brain called the ventral tegmental area become activated. Brandon Keim, WIRED, "Animals and Love: Exclusive Excerpt From Exultant Ark," 16 June 2011

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First Known Use of tegmental

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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tegmental

adjective
teg·​men·​tal | \teg-ˈment-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of tegmental 

: of, relating to, or associated with a tegmentum especially of the brain

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