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pontoreticulospinal tract


Definition: a tract that originates from oral and caudal pontine reticular nuclei, descends bilaterally but with an ipsilateral preponderance, and terminates mainly in spinal laminae VII and VIII.

Synonym(s): medial reticulospinal tractTA, tractus pontoreticulospinalisTA

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