extrapyramidal

adjective ex·tra·py·ra·mi·dal \ ˌek-strə-pə-ˈra-mə-dᵊl , -ˌpir-ə-ˈmi-dᵊl \

Definition of extrapyramidal

: situated outside of the pyramidal tracts; also : involving descending nerve tracts other than the pyramidal tracts

First Known Use of extrapyramidal

circa 1902


Medical Dictionary

extrapyramidal

adjective ex·tra·py·ra·mi·dal \ -pə-ˈram-əd-ᵊl , -ˌpir-ə-ˈmid-ᵊl \

medical Definition of extrapyramidal

: situated outside of and especially involving descending nerve tracts other than the pyramidal tracts
  • extrapyramidal brain lesions

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