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Motor tracts 1

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Thursday, August 31 2006 by jdmiles

Last modified on Wednesday, December 31 1969.

Which of the following is a major function subserved by the Medial Vestibulospinal Tract?

 
        A) Control of muscles of the neck, shoulder, and upper trunk
 
        B) Control of head and eye movements
 
        C) Control of neck, shoulder, and upper trunk muscles, as well as coordination of head and eye movements
 
        D) Cortical control of motor cranial nerves
 
        E) Inhibiting tone of axial muscles
 

 


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A) control of muscles of the neck, shoulder, and upper trunk

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The function 'control of muscles of the neck, shoulder, and upper trunk' is primarily served by the Ventral Corticospinal Tract.  (See References)

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B) control of head and eye movements

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The major function of the Medial Vestibulospinal Tract is control of head and eye movements.  (See References)

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C) control of neck, shoulder, and upper trunk muscles, as well as coordination of head and eye movements

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The function 'control of neck, shoulder, and upper trunk muscles, as well as coordination of head and eye movements' is primarily served by the Tectospinal Tract.  (See References)

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D) cortical control of motor cranial nerves

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The function 'cortical control of motor cranial nerves' is primarily served by the Lateral Corticobulbar Tract.  (See References)

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E) inhibiting tone of axial muscles

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The function 'inhibiting tone of axial muscles' is primarily served by the Lateral Reticulospinal Tract.  (See References)

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References:

1. Purves, D., Augustine, G.J., Fitzpatrick, D., Katz, L.C., Lamantia, A., McNamara, J.O., Williams, S.M. (Editors). (2004). Neuroscience. Sinauer Associates, Inc. Sunderland, MA. (ISBN:0878937250)Advertising:
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Motor tracts 1
Question ID: 901200601
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 08/31/2006
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