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Descending Neuro Fx

functions of descending neuro tracts

Rubrospinal Function -Flexor bias -Gross movement/motor control of limbs -Influences UE more -Proximal control for fine motor movements
Lateral Corticospinal Function Fine motor movement/control
Tectospinal Function -Visual reflexes -mediates head/neck movement during visual/auditory tracking
Anteriomedial corticospinal Function -postural/balance control -neck, trunk, proximal limb musculature
Medial Reticulospinal Function -Extension bias -postural control/proximal limb movement and control -mod. sensory input
Lateral Reticulospinal Function -Flexion bias -postural control of trunk/proximal limbs -mod. sensory input
Medial Vestibulospinal Function -Extension bias -postural head/neck control in response to vestib. stimuli
Lateral Vestibulospinal Function -Flexion bias -upright postural trunk control
Corticobulbar Function Motor tract to CN
Medial Longitudinal Fasciculus Function -Mediates coordinated eye mvmt and reflexes -transmits info needed for most eye mvmt
Created by: wrenlette
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