cerebellar peduncle

noun

Medical Definition of cerebellar peduncle

: any of three large bands of nerve fibers that join each hemisphere of the cerebellum with the parts of the brain below and in front:
a : one connecting the cerebellum with the midbrain

called also brachium conjunctivum, pedunculus cerebellaris superior, superior cerebellar peduncle

b : one connecting the cerebellum with the pons

called also brachium pontis, middle cerebellar peduncle, middle peduncle, pedunculus cerebellaris medius

c : one that connects the cerebellum with the medulla oblongata and the spinal cord

called also inferior cerebellar peduncle, pedunculus cerebellaris inferior, restiform body

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“Cerebellar peduncle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cerebellar%20peduncle. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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