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- adj. Pertaining to, or connecting the cerebral cortex and the pons
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The principal efferent strands are: (1) the motor tract, occupying the genu and anterior two-thirds of the occipital part of the internal capsule, and consisting of (a) the geniculate fibers, which decussate and end in the motor nuclei of the cranial nerves of the opposite side; and (b) the cerebrospinal fibers, which are prolonged through the pyramid of the medulla oblongata into the medulla spinalis: (2) the corticopontine fibers, ending in the nuclei pontis.
It also receives collaterals and terminals from the opposite pyramidal tract (corticopontine fibers) for voluntary movements.
Voluntary impulses from the cerebral cortex are conducted by the pyramidal tract fibers (corticopontine fibers).