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cerebellothalamic tract


Definition: the component of the superior cerebellar peduncle (brachium conjunctivum) that originates in the cerebellar nuclei; crosses completely in the decussation of the brachia conjunctiva; bypasses the red nucleus; and terminates in parts of the ventral anterior, ventral intermediate, ventral posterolateral, and central lateral nuclei of the thalamus.

Synonym(s): dentatothalamic tract, tractus cerebellothalamicus

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