The term cingulum refers to a fiber pathway that runs longitudinally in the cingulate white matter; it connects portions of the cingulate gyrus, the parietal lobe and the prefrontal cortex with the parahippocampal gyrus and adjacent structures of the temporal lobe. "All connectios entering and exiting the cingulate gyrus pass through the cingulum bundle." ( Vogt-2012 ). In the human it is composed of the Cingulum ammonale and the Cingulum limitans and is not readily distinguished in myelin-stained cross-sections ( Carpenter-1983 ). In the rat ( Swanson-1998 ) and mouse ( Paxinos-2001 ) it is more distinguishable.

Also known as: cingulum bundleNeuroNames ID : 1445

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