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Pyramidal Tracts

"Pyramidal Tracts" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Fibers that arise from cells within the cerebral cortex, pass through the medullary pyramid, and descend in the spinal cord. Many authorities say the pyramidal tracts include both the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pyramidal Tracts" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pyramidal Tracts" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 129 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2014
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