Fig. 26 A schematic diagram of the long-range central dopaminergic systems in the mammalian brain. The nigrostriatal pathway (ns) projects from the substantia nigra (SN) to the basal ganglia (BG). The mesolimbic pathway (ml) projects from the mid-brain ventral tegmental area to some so-called '*limbic structures', e.g. the nucleus accumbens (NAC). The mesocortical pathway (mc) projects from the ventral tegmental area to the *cerebral cortex, e.g. frontal cortex. (Adapted from Stahl 1996.)
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