Definition of Cerebral peduncle
1. Noun. A bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain.
Generic synonyms: Nerve Pathway, Nerve Tract, Pathway, Tract
Group relationships: Forebrain, Prosencephalon
Medical Definition of Cerebral peduncle
1. Originally denoting either of the two halves of the midbrain (a relatively narrow "neck" connecting the forebrain to the hindbrain); this term has been variably used to designate only those large bundles of corticofugal fibres forming the crus cerebri, or to designate the crus cerebri plus the midbrain tegmentum; this latter more inclusive usage (crus cerebri and midbrain tegmentum) is preferred; the substantia nigra, while a part of the base of the peduncle (basis pedunculi), is considered a structure separating the midbrain tegmentum from the crus cerebri. See: crus cerebri. Synonym: pedunculus cerebri. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Cerebral peduncle
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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1903)
"No degeneration could be detected in the foot of the right or of the left cerebral peduncle by the Weigert hematoxylin method, but degeneration by the ..."
2. 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 (1903)
"No degeneration could be seen by the Marchi method in the foot of the left cerebral peduncle. Sections of the left paracentral lobule contained Betz cells ..."
3. Text-book of normal histology: including an account of the development of by George Arthur Piersol (1904)
"... or the cerebral peduncle proper, made up FIG. 336. OM [A Section through human cerebral peduncles at point of emergence of oculo-motor nerve: C. crusta, ..."
4. Manual of Human and Comparative Histology by Salomon Stricker, Henry Power (1872)
"... and of the crusta of the cerebral peduncle, with its ganglia, rise and fall together in the brains of different Mammals, proportionally to one another. ..."
5. A Text-book of Human Physiology: Including Histology and Microscopical by Leonard Landois, Albert Philson Brubaker (1905)
"According to Goltz section of the cerebral peduncle in the dog is followed by a ... The middle third of the cerebral peduncle comprises the well-known ..."