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Medical Term:

ventral thalamic peduncle


the massive system of fiber bundles emerging through the lateral and anterior borders of the thalamus to join the internal capsule and parts of the corona radiata; it contains the fibers reciprocally connecting the ventral thalamic nuclei with the precentral and postcentral gyri of the cerebral cortex.

Synonym(s): pedunculus thalami ventralis

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