A long process of a CNS neuron, that carries efferent (outgoing) action potentials from the cell body in the superior colliculus of the midbrain towards target cells in the ventral spinal cord[GO]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tectospinal_tract ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim

latin term
tractus tectospinalis [ NeuroNames:2769 ]

definition

A long process of a CNS neuron, that carries efferent (outgoing) action potentials from the cell body in the superior colliculus of the midbrain towards target cells in the ventral spinal cord[GO].

depicted by

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external ontology notes

NIF and FMA differ in placement (spinal cord vs medulla)

has exact synonym

tectospinal pathway

Held's bundle

has related synonym

tectospinal pathway

tectospinal tract

tectospinal tract of the medulla

tractus tectospinalis

id

UBERON:0002949

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