pyramidal tract


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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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She had signs of pyramidal tracts involvement, bulbar dysfunction and lingual dyskinesia.
Despite this fact, MEPs did not gain wider use in clinical neurophysiology in the past 30 years in spite of the frequent involvement of pyramidal tracts in neurological disorders.
However, the pyramidal tract cannot affect the cognitive function, because it is a pathway for motor neurons.
It still represents a minimal but mostly important sign to be performed when suspecting a lesion of the pyramidal tract, e.
They are referred as the ventral pyramidal tract or the anterior cortico-spinal tract since they travel down the ventral aspect of the spinal cord.
The subtle decreased fine fingers movements as well as spasticity of his right upper extremity were indications of pyramidal tract involvement.
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 pyramidal tract of the thyroid gland should always be examined during thyroid surgery; its removal is mandatory in total thyroidectomy for several reasons:
The most consistent clinical syndrome in MSA is the presence of Parkinsonism, followed by autonomic dysfunction, cerebellar ataxia, and pyramidal tract signs.
The mean distance between the stimulation sites and the DT-imaged fiber tracks varies from 2mm to 1cm in the pyramidal tract [3,16,18,24] and to visualize language-related subcortical connections, such as the arcuate fasciculus (AF) distances between the stimulus points and the AF were within 6 mm [10].