Vestibulospinal

Some articles on vestibulospinal:

Vestibulospinal Tract
... The vestibulospinal tract is a neural tract in the central nervous system ... Like other descending motor pathways, the vestibulospinal fibers of the tract relay information from nuclei to motor neurons ... The nuclei relay motor commands through the vestibulospinal tract ...
Vestibulospinal Tract - Function
... The vestibulospinal tract is part of the vestibular system in the CNS ... One of these projections, the vestibulospinal tract, is responsible for upright posture and head stabilization ... neurons detect small movements of the body, the vestibulospinal tract commands motor signals to specific muscles to counteract these movements and re-stabilize the body ...
Anatomy - Lateral Vestibulospinal Tract
... The lateral vestibulospinal tract is a group of descending extrapyramidal motor neurons, or efferent fibers ... The lateral vestibulospinal tract originates in the lateral vestibular nucleus or Deiters’ nucleus in the pons ... Lateral vestibulospinal fibers descend uncrossed, or ipsilateral, in the anterior portion of the lateral funiculus of the spinal cord ...
Anatomy - Medial Vestibulospinal Tract
... The medial vestibulospinal tract is a group of descending extrapyramidal motor neurons, or efferent fibers found in the anterior funiculus, a bundle of nerve roots in the ... The medial vestibulospinal tract originates in the medial vestibular nucleus or Schwalbe's nucleus ... Medial vestibulospinal fibers join with the ipsilateral and contralateral medial longitudinal fasciculus, and descend in the anterior funiculus of the spinal cord ...
Vestibulospinal Tract - Damage
... This is the result of the vestibulospinal reflex working correctly ... When an individual sways to the left side, the left lateral vestibulospinal tract is activated to bring the body back to midline ... Generally damage to the vestibulospinal system results in ataxia and postural instability ...