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ventral amygdalofugal pathway

the larger of the two efferent pathways from the amygdala in the brain (see also stria terminalis). It carries fibers from the basolateral group of nuclei and the central nucleus to the hypothalamus and various regions of the forebrain (including the cingulate cortex and orbitofrontal cortex) and brainstem (with which it has reciprocal connections).

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June 19th 2024



n. in infants, lack of psychomotor response or failure to gain weight or produce purposeful behavior, often thought to be a response to separation from mothers and subsequent institutionalization. See also reactive attachment disorder.