vestibulospinal tract


: a nerve tract on each side of the central nervous system containing nerve fibers that arise from cell bodies in the lateral vestibular nucleus on one side of the medulla oblongata and that descend on the same side in the lateral and anterior funiculi of the spinal cord to synapse with motor neurons in the ventral roots

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“Vestibulospinal tract.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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