reticulospinal tract


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reticulospinal tract

[rə¦tik·yə·lō′spīn·əl ′trakt]
(neuroscience)
Nerve fibers descending from large cells of the reticular formation of the pons and medulla into the spinal cord.
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A patient with left lateral medullary infarct involving the reticulospinal tract displayed ipsilateral absence of shivering when he became febrile from a urinary tract infection.
The present case is thought to be the first to relate a unilateral injury of the reticulospinal tract in a human to a clinical manifestation: the ipsilateral absence of shivering.