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 mammillotegmentalis [TA]
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mammillotegmental tractThe neural tract that connects the mammillary nuclei of the hypothalamus with the dorsal and ventral nuclei of Gudden.
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