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Definition: 'Papez Circuit'

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Papez circuit

Type: Term

Pronunciation: pah-pez′

Definitions:
1. a long circuitous conduction chain in the mammalian forebrain, leading from the hippocampus by way of the fornix to the mammillary body and thence returning to the hippocampus by way of, sequentially, the anterior thalamic nuclei, cingulate gyrus, and parahippocampal gyrus.



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