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Medical Term:

longitudinal pontine fasciculi


Definition: the massive bundles of corticofugal fibers passing longitudinally through the anterior (ventral) part of pons; they are composed of corticoreticular, tectopontine, corticopontine, corticonuclear (corticobulbar), and corticospinal fibers.

Synonym(s): fasciculi longitudinales pontis, longitudinal pontine bundles

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