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mammillothalamic fasciculus


Definition: a compact, thick bundle of nerve fibers that passes dorsalward from the mammillary body on either side to terminate in the anterior nucleus of the thalamus.

Synonym(s): fasciculus mammillothalamicus, fasciculus thalamomammillaris, mammillothalamic tract, Vicq d'Azyr bundle

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