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Noun: pyramidal tract
  1. 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
    - pyramidal motor system, corticospinal tract

Derived forms: pyramidal tracts

Type of: efferent, efferent nerve, motor nerve

Part of: central nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centrale

Encyclopedia: Pyramidal tract