nerve tract

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Noun1.nerve tract - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brainnerve tract - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
optic radiation, radiatio optica - a nerve pathway from the lateral geniculate body to the visual cortex
commissure - a bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side to the other of the brain or spinal cord
cerebral peduncle, peduncle - a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
substantia alba, white matter - whitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths
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A likely biogenetic player might be "the neuromelanin 'Amenta' nerve tract" thought to be critical in accessing the collective unconscious (King, 1990, 31).
Further inquiry revealed that the nerve tract leading to the basolateral amygdala emanates from a nerve-cell cluster in the vMT called the xiphoid nucleus.
Clinicians should know the vagus and recurrent laryngeal nerve tract and to recognize clinical characteristics1.
Therefore, it is possible to assume that juvenile rats in this study experienced the formation of a new nerve tract network and neurofunctional restriction.
For the study, surgeons implanted a tiny electrode able to deliver a low-grade electrical pulse close to the fornix, a key nerve tract in brain memory circuits.
They noticed that people with mental disabilities taking care of puppets have less acute course of disease, said Maksat Kutmanov, doctor of the Rider Club.When telling about the use of horse riding therapy, the doctor explained that there is a nerve tract between each spinal bone and there should be some space between spinal bones so that spinal nerve roots are not compressed.
In addition, the reliability of the reconstructed data is calculated to supply the surgeon with accurate information concerning nerve tract locations, paths, and intersections and to construct safety margins around the nerve fiber tracts.
The nerve tract would not have been discovered if we hadn't abandoned the usual calvarium cuts in favor of a window cut into the cadaver's head.