corticospinal tract

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Related to corticospinal: Anterior corticospinal tract, Corticospinal fibres
  • noun

Synonyms for corticospinal tract

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

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The corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts are supplied by the ASA and are affected in ACS.
It has been suggested that this method is not sensitive enough, as subtle deficits in the corticospinal tract, which may result in postoperative motor deficits, may not be detected.
Cognitive tuning of corticospinal excitability during human gait: Adaptation to the phase.
The fibers of the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts arise from the sensorimotor cortex around the central sulcus; about 55% originate in the frontal lobe (areas 4 and 6), and about 35% arise from areas 3, 1, and 2 of the postcentral gyrus of the parietal lobe.
Nonpurposeful movement is an indication of damage to the corticospinal system and may include grimacing, groaning, generalised body movements and posturing.
He initiated work on motor function linked to the clinical work in neurology, especially work on the human corticospinal tract.
Diseases such as peripheral neuropathies and corticospinal degeneration interrupt these pathways and create difficulties with posture control and ambulation.
Corticospinal tracts are shown to be pushed laterally by the tumour and also to extend around to the superior aspect of the tumour.
Sungbo Shim, the first author, and other members of Sestan's lab identified one such regulatory DNA region, which they named E4, that specifically increases development of the corticospinal system.
This is what the doctors said about Jason's condition: "Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord involving clearly the pyramidal tract as well as the corticospinal tracts based on MRI of the spine; Cyanocobalamin deficiency based on the very low level of his first B12 blood serum level; Nitrous oxide abuse; His hands are also getting weak in terms of his grip strength.
For example, the UMN lesions decrease the inhibitory drive in the corticospinal tract, affecting alpha-motor neuron excitability and causing increased muscle contraction.
1) autonomic and urinary dysfunction, (2) Parkinsonism, (3) cerebellar ataxia, and (4) corticospinal dysfunction.
Moreover, it has been reported that Ia afferent input has the ability to excite the corticospinal pathway (Carson et al.
The internal and external capsules, which are fiber bundles that course through the striatum and connect corticospinal regions and the cerebral cortex;
Corticospinal excitability is specifically modulated by motor imagery: a magnetic stimulation study.