olivospinal tract
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The term olivospinal tract refers to a fiber bundle located in the transition zone between the lateral white column and the anterior white column on the anterior surface of the spinal cord. It was originally said to descend from the inferior olivary complex to cervical segments of the spinal cord. Some authors report, however, that it contains fibers of the spino-olivary tracts, not olivospinal fibers ( Carpenter-1983, Brodal-1950 ). It is composed of the olivospinal tract of the medulla and the olivospinal tract of the spinal cord.

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