pyramidal tract

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Synonyms for pyramidal 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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This means that unilateral pyramidal tract lesions above the point of decussation in the pyramids will cause paralysis of the muscles served by the spinal nerves on the opposite side of the body.
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.
The most consistent clinical syndrome in MSA is the presence of Parkinsonism, followed by autonomic dysfunction, cerebellar ataxia, and pyramidal tract signs.
The Belgian neurologist A van Gehuchten insisted that the pyramidal tract was responsible for the phenomenon and, in an exchange of letters, this eminent neurologist recognized Babinski's paternity of the sign.
There was no pyramidal tract, sensory or cerebellar signs and his gait was also normal.