vestibulospinal tract


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Related to vestibulospinal tract: reticulospinal tract, medial vestibulospinal tract, Lateral Vestibulospinal Tract, Tectospinal tract, Spinocerebellar tract

vestibulospinal tract

An axon tract that conveys balance and equilibrium information to the spinal cord from the vestibular nuclei in the brainstem. The medial vestibulospinal tract is the continuation of the medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) caudally into the spinal cord below the cervical levels; it runs along the medial margin of the ventral quadrant of the cord. The lateral vestibulospinal tract runs caudally in an anterior band in the ventral and ventrolateral quadrant of the spinal cord.
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vestibulospinal tract

a system of descending nerve fibers in the ventral funiculus of the spinal cord.