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mammillotegmental fasciculus

 

Definition: a small bundle of fibers that passes dorsad from the mamillary body for a short distance with the mamillothalamic tract, then turns down the brainstem to reach the dorsal and ventral tegmental nuclei of the mesencephalon.

Synonym(s): fasciculus mammillotegmentalisTA

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