pontoreticulospinal tract

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pontoreticulospinal tract

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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.
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Two balanced descending systems are controlling stretch reflex activity: the inhibitory dorsal reticulospinal tract and facilitatory medial reticulospinal tract and vestibulospinal tract.

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