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The Medial forebrain bundle is a portion of the brain between the ventral tegmentum and the hypothalamus. Grays FIG. 712– Transverse section of mid-brain at level of superior colliculi. ... In the anatomy of mammals, the hypothalamus is a region of the brain located below the thalamus, forming the major portion of the ventral region of the diencephalon and functioning to regulate certain metabolic processes and other autonomic activities. ...

It is associated with communicating pleasure to the limbic system. The limbic system within the brain. ...

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Medial forebrain bundle at AllExperts (201 words)
The Medial forebrain bundle is a portion of the brain between the ventral tegmentum and the hypothalamus.
This is due to the medial forebrain bundle's relationship to the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and the nucleus accumbens (nAcc or Acb).
The axons of the medial forebrain bundle are the projections of VTA neurons to the nAcc.
Endotext.com - Neuroendocrinology, Hypothalamus, And Pituitary, Functional Anatomy of the Hypothalamus and Pituitary (2247 words)
The second courses in the medial forebrain bundle to autonomic sympathetic and parasympathetic preganglionic neurons in the spinal cord, and also give off fibers that project to the medial nuclei of the mesencephalic reticular formation through the mammillary-tegmental tract or the mammillary peduncle.
The third is part of the medial forebrain bundle that courses in the inferior thalamic peduncle of the ansa peduncularis to reach the medial thalamic nuclei.
Efferents to the subthalamic and basal ganglia region course in the lateral aspect of the ventricular wall in the mammillo-thalamic tract (mammillo-subthalamic tract) terminating in the field H1 of Forel, and in the substantia innominata.
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