Definition of Pyramidal tract

1. Noun. 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 root of the spinal cord.




Definition of Pyramidal tract

1. Noun. (anatomy) A major collection of axons that transmits nerve impulses from the motor cortex to the spinal cord ¹

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Literary usage of Pyramidal tract

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"Finally I intend to discuss a certain point in connection with the intact ventral pyramidal tract. In the preceding pages (see also Figs. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"(2) In the hinder part of the antero- lateral column is a somewhat triangular area, larger than the preceding, which is named the crossed pyramidal tract. ..."

3. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"The fibres of the pyramidal tract occupy the knee, a small adjoining portion of the front limb and a large part of the hind limb; but it must be remembered ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1886)
"But in addition to these fibres, it is probable that the lateral pyramidal tract, as described by Flechsig, contains many other fibres which do not belong ..."

5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"A well-marked direct pyramidal tract appears to be absent in most animals, ... The fibres of the pyramidal tract are probably connected with the anterior ..."

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