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Evidence for amygdaloid projections to the contralateral hypothalamus and the ipsilateral midbrain in the rat

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Light microscopic autoradiography was performed subsequent to injection of tritiated amino acids into various parts of the amygdaloid body of the rat. Evidence is provided for two hitherto unreported projections of the amygdala: from the medial amygdaloid nucleus to the contralateral premamillary nuclei and from the central amygdaloid nucleus to the mesencephalic central grey. The functional implications of these findings are discussed.

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Post, S., Mai, J.K. Evidence for amygdaloid projections to the contralateral hypothalamus and the ipsilateral midbrain in the rat. Cell Tissue Res. 191, 183–186 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00223226

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Key words

  • Amygdaloid body
  • Hypothalamus
  • Midbrain
  • Autoradiography
  • Rat