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Motor tracts

Contralateral tracts Lateral corticospinal, Rubrospinal
Ipsilateral tracts Anterior corticospinal, Lat & med vestibulospinal, lay & med Reticulospinal
Lateral corticospinal Voluntary contralateral movement
Anterior corticospinal Ipsilateral voluntary axial movement
Medial vestibulospinal Ipsilateral positioning head & neck
Medial & lat vestibulospinal Ipsilateral posture & balance, facilitates extension If knocked out- Decorticate posture
Lateral & medial Reticulospinal Posture, balance, automatic gait movements- ipsilateral
Rubrospinal Contralateral, facilitates flexor, if knocked out DECEREBRATE posture Originates Red Nucleus
4 extra pyramidal motor tracts Vestibulospinal & reticulospinal DO NOT cross- ipsilateral , Rubrospinal & Tectospinal DO Cross- contralateral
Created by: Dannihodsdon