nerve tract


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nerve tract

[′nərv ‚trakt]
(neuroscience)
A bundle of nerve fibers having the same general origin and destination.
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These nerve tracts must be protected as much as possible; otherwise, permanent dysfunction could occur.
Much of this response is mediated at the level of the spinal cord but some impulses do make their way to various areas of the brain like the cerebellum, the basal ganglia, the reticular formation and the brain stem, before being co-ordinated in the thalamus and sent back down the various motor nerve tracts to the muscles or organs.
For the procedure, interventional radiologists make a single needle puncture through the upper back and, using CT guidance, inject a phenol-based medication that interrupts the nerve tracts and nodes that transmit signals to the sweat glands.