Papez circuit
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The term Papez circuit refers to neural circuitry linking limbic centers as defined by Papez. Cells in the medial mammillary nucleus of the hypothalamus project via the mammillothalamic tract to the anterior nuclear group of the thalamus. Cells there project to the cingulate gyrus, from which cells in turn project to the CA fields via the cingulum or entorhinal area. Fibers arising from the CA fields course through the fornix to the hypothalamus, closing the circuit ( Carpenter-1983 ).

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