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Cerebellar Anatomy 03

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, March 3 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, March 3 2007.

Fibers in the inferior cerebellar peduncle are predominantly:

 
        A) Axons from cerebellar stellate cells
 
        B) Carrying information to the cerebellum from the inferior olive
 
        C) Axons from neurons whose cell bodies are in the red nucleus
 
        D) Carrying information from the deep cerebellar nuclei
 
        E) Efferents from the cerebellum
 

 


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A) axons from cerebellar stellate cells

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Cerebellar stellate cells are inhibitory interneurons in the cerebellum. Their axons do not exit the cerebellum.  (See References)

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B) carrying information to the cerebellum from the inferior olive

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The inferior cerebellar peduncle consists largely of afferents to the cerebellum from the inferior olivary nucleus.  (See References)

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C) axons from neurons whose cell bodies are in the red nucleus

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The inferior cerebellar peduncle consists largely of afferents to the cerebellum from the inferior olivary nucleus.  (See References)

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D) carrying information from the deep cerebellar nuclei

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The inferior cerebellar peduncle consists largely of afferents to the cerebellum from the inferior olivary nucleus.  (See References)

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E) efferents from the cerebellum

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The inferior cerebellar peduncle consists largely of afferents to the cerebellum from the inferior olivary nucleus.  (See References)

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References:

1. Purves, D., Augustine, G.J., Fitzpatrick, D., Katz, L.C., LaMantia, A., McNamara, J., and Williams, S.M. (Eds.) (2001) Neuroscience. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
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Cerebellar Anatomy 03
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Created: 03/03/2007
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