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Passing in a direction away from the outer surface; denoting especially nerve fibers conveying impulses away from the cerebral cortex.
[L. cortex, rind, bark, + fugio, to flee]
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Glutamate or aspartate as a possible neurotransmitter of the cerebral corticofugal fibres in the monkey.
These increased levels of corticofugal output, where messages are directed away from the cerebral cortex, may inhibit afferent sensorimotor impulses leading to a diminished awareness of bodily sensation and could account for the manifested sensory deficits and la belle indifference.