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Cerebral crus

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Cerebral crus

Cerebral crus
Section through midbrain showing label for cerebral crus at lower left.
Latin crus cerebri
Gray's p.800
NeuroNames hier-530
NeuroLex ID Cerebral crus
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The cerebral crus is the anterior portion of the cerebral peduncle which contains the motor tracts, the plural of which is cerebral crura.

In some older texts this is called the cerebral peduncle but presently it is usually limited to just the anterior white matter portion of it.

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External links

  • Atlas image: n2a2p1 at the University of Michigan Health System
  • Atlas image: n1a5p3 at the University of Michigan Health System
  • NIF Search - Cerebral Crus via the Neuroscience Information Framework

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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