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Medical Term:

peduncle of mammillary body


a fascicle of nerve fibers passing to the mamillary body along the anterior surface of the midbrain; it consists of fibers that originate from the dorsal and ventral tegmental nuclei.

Synonym(s): fasciculus pedunculomammillaris, pedunculomammillary fasciculus, pedunculus corporis mammillaris

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