cerebral peduncle

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Noun1.cerebral peduncle - a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain
nerve pathway, nerve tract, pathway, tract - a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
forebrain, prosencephalon - the anterior portion of the brain; the part of the brain that develops from the anterior part of the neural tube
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1) The 'roots' of the molar tooth are represented by thick, perpendicular, non-decussated superior cerebellar peduncles, while the 'body' of the molar tooth is formed by the cerebral peduncles of the brainstem with a deep interpeduncular fossa (Fig.
Compared with controls, TBI patients showed marked abnormalities in the middle cerebral peduncles, in cingulum bundles, and in the right orbitofrontal white matter - areas that have been predicted by computer simulations to sustain the most intense stresses in a blast.
This exit point is close to the midline at the inter-peduncular fossa and just medial to the cerebral peduncles, two large nerve fibre pathways carrying axons from the motor cortices to neurons in the brainstem and spinal cord.