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Definition: 'Pontine Corticonuclear Fibers'

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pontine corticonuclear fibers

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. nerve fibers projecting from the frontal eye field (abducens) and the motor and sensory cortices to motor and sensory relay nuclei in the pontine tegmentum such as the facial, abducens, and trigeminal nuclei; fibers may be direct or relayed via the adjacent reticular nuclei.

Synonyms: fibrae corticonucleares pontis

See: corticonuclear fibers



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