lateral corticospinal tract

noun

: a band of nerve fibers that descends in the lateral funiculus of the spinal cord and consists mostly of fibers arising in the motor cortex of the contralateral side of the brain and crossing over in the decussation of pyramids with some fibers arising in the motor cortex of the same side

called also crossed pyramidal tract

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“Lateral corticospinal tract.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lateral%20corticospinal%20tract. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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