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corticomesolimbic system


Definition: brain structures related anatomically and functionally that are involved in regulation of anticipatory and reward phenomena. It consists of two dopaminergic pathways originating in the ventral tegmental area and ending at the frontal lobe (corticolimbic) and the nucleus accumbens (mesolimbic), respectively.

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