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Pyramidal tract

Introduction: Pyramidal tract

Description of Pyramidal tract

Pyramidal tract: any of the important motor nerves on each side of the central nervous system that run from the sensorimotor areas of the cortex through the brainstem to motor neurons of the cranial nerve nuclei and the ventral horn of the spinal cord.
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Pyramidal tract: nerve fibers which originate in the cerebral cortex, pass through the medullary pyramid, and terminate in the motor brain stem and spinal cord; mediate direct cortical control and initiation of skilled movements.
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Pyramidal tract: Fibers that arise from cells within the cerebral cortex, pass through the medullary pyramid, and descend in the spinal cord. Many authorities say the pyramidal tracts include both the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts.
Source: MeSH 2007

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The term Pyramidal tract can be used for:

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