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Related to tractus: Tractus solitarius, tractus reticulospinalis, tractus iliotibialis

tract

 [trakt]
a longitudinal assemblage of tissues or organs, especially a number of anatomic structures arranged in series and serving a common function, such as the gastrointestinal or urinary tract; also used in reference to a bundle (or fasciculus) of nerve fibers having a common origin, function, and termination within the central nervous system.
alimentary tract alimentary canal.
biliary tract the organs, ducts, and other structures that participate in secretion (the liver), storage (the gallbladder), and delivery (hepatic and bile ducts) of bile into the duodenum. See illustration.
Anatomy of the gallbladder and biliary tract. From Aspinall and Taylor-Robinson, 2002.
corticospinal t's two groups of nerve fibers (the anterior and lateral corticospinal tracts) that originate in the cerebral cortex and run through the spinal cord.
digestive tract alimentary canal.
dorsolateral tract a group of nerve fibers in the lateral funiculus of the spinal cord dorsal to the posterior column.
extrapyramidal tract extrapyramidal system.
gastrointestinal tract the stomach and intestine in continuity; see also digestive system.
iliotibial tract a thickened longitudinal band of fascia lata extending from the tensor muscle downward to the lateral condyle of the tibia.
intestinal tract see intestinal tract.
optic tract the nerve tract proceeding backward from the optic chiasm, around the cerebral peduncle, and dividing into a lateral and medial root, which end in the superior colliculus and lateral geniculate body, respectively.
pyramidal t's collections of motor nerve fibers arising in the brain and passing down through the spinal cord to motor cells in the anterior horns.
respiratory tract respiratory system.
urinary tract the organs and passageways concerned in the production and excretion of urine from the kidneys to the urinary meatus; see also urinary system.
uveal tract the vascular tunic of the eye, comprising the choroid, ciliary body, and iris.

tract

(trakt), [TA] Do not confuse this word with track.
1. An elongated area; a passage or pathway.
See also: fascicle. Synonym(s): tractus [TA]
2. An abnormal passage (for example, a fistula or sinus communicating with an abscess cavity).
[L. tractus, a drawing out]

tractus

/trac·tus/ (trak´tus) pl. trac´tus   [L.] tract.

tract

(trakt) [TA]
An elongated area, e.g., path, track, way.
See also: fascicle
Synonym(s): tractus.
[L. tractus, a drawing out]

tractus

pl. tractus [L.] tract; certain collections of nerve fibers in the central nervous system.
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The Tractus product offering is unique in that there is a full integration with the hospital EHR.
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With TRACTUS, the data is electronically sent to the corresponding departments, saving the hospital labor costs.
Coupled with UDI tracking software that documents every implant from the manufacturer to the hospital, TRACTUS verifies that each device is FDA approved before it is implanted and provides the hospital with instant results of the implanted devices.
TRACTUS also provides accurate implant utilization information so that the hospital may accurately charge for their services as well as verify manufacturer charges for implants used during surgery.
based out of Wisconsin, has created TRACTUS, a high speed scanner that is used in the sterile field to track the implant's unique device identifier (UDI) information, including: Manufacturer, device, lot, serial and expiration.
said "because Tractus is the final portion of the implant chain of custody, healthcare organizations may guard against counterfeit implants and quickly alert patients with recalled implanted devices.
I wish that Tractus was available a long time ago," said Darcy.
Parfois, l'accumulation de ces gaz resulte de la fermentation de matiere decomposee dans le tractus digestif, ce qui provoque davantage de ballonnements et de flatulences.
The trigeminal nerve projects to specific areas of the brain, such as the locus coeruleus, nucleus tractus solitarius, thalamus, and the cerebral cortex, which are involved in epilepsy, depression, PTSD, ADHD, and other disorders.