perforant path
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The term perforant path refers to a pathway that originates in the entorhinal area and terminates in the dentate gyrus and the CA fields. In the rat ( Swanson-2004 ), the part of the pathway originates in layer II of the entorhinal area and projects through the subiculum into the dentate gyrus and the CA3 field of the CA fields. The part that orginates in layer III projects into the subiculum and the CA1 field. In the mouse ( Dong-2004 ), the perforant path originates in layer III of the entorhinal area and projects into the CA1 field, CA3 field and the subiculum ( Witter-2000 ).

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