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Neuro

Ascending and Descending Tracts

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Fasciculus cuneatus (dorsal column) sensory tract for trunk, neck, and UE proprioception, vibration, 2-point discrimination, and graphesthesia
Fasciculus gracilis (dorsal column) sensory tract for trunk and LE proprioception, vibration, 2-point discrimination, and graphesthesia
Spinocerebellar tract (dorsal) sensory tract for ipsilateral subconscious proprioception, tension in mm, joint sense, and posture of the trunk and LEs
Spinocerebellar tract (ventral) sensory tract for ipsilateral subconscious proprioception, tension in mm, joint sense, and posture of the trunk, UEs, and LEs
Spino-olivary tract sensory tract that relays information from cutaneous and proprioceptive organs
Spinoreticular tract sensory tract for the reticular formation that influences levels of consciousness
Spinotectal tract sensory tract for spinovisual reflexes and assists w/ movement of eyes and head towards a stimulus
Anterior spinothalamic tract sensory tract for light touch and pressure
Lateral spinothalamic tract sensory tract for pain and temperature sensation
Corticospinal tract (anterior) pyramidal motor tract for ipsilateral voluntary, discrete, and skilled movements
Corticospinal tract (lateral) pyramidal motor tract for contralateral voluntary fine movement
Reticulospinal tract extrapyramidal motor tract for facilitation or inhibition of voluntary and reflex activity through the influence on alpha and gamma motor neurons
Rubrospinal tract extrapyramidal motor tract for motor input of gross postural tone, facilitating activity of flexor mm, and inhibiting the activity of extensor mm
Tectospinal tract extrapyramidal motor tract for contralateral postural muscle tone associated w/ auditory/visual stimuli
Vestibulospinal tract extrapyramidal motor tract for ipsilateral gross postural adjustments subsequent to head movements; facilitating activity of the extensor mm and inhibiting activity of the flexor mm
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