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What are the two types of neurons associated with the somatic motor pathway?

Upper and Lower motor neurons

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T/F: Lower motor neurons descend through the corona radiata, internal capsule, crus cerebri, most cross in pyramids, and descend in lateral corticospinal tract.

F; that is the route of Upper Motor Neurons (Coronas In Cabo Make People Drink Less Coor's)

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After descending in lateral corticospinal tract, upper motor neurons synapse in which part of the gray matter?

anterior horn (primarily rexed laminaVII)

4

Where are pyramidal upper motor neurons found?

cortex (BA 4)

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Where are extrapyramidal upper motor neurons found?

brainstem

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What descending tracts are associated with pyramidal neurons?

Anterior and Lateral Corticospinal tracts

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What descending tracts are associated with extrapyramidal neurons?

tectospinal, rubrospinal, and vestibulospinal ( The Red Vans are Extra)

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How do lower motor neurons exit the cord to supply somatic (skeletal) muscles?

via anterior (ventral) rootlets and carried in named nerves

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T/F: Lower Motor neurons are found in the lateral horn of gray matter.

False; anterior horn

10

Which Rexed lamina are associated with Lower Motor Neurons

8 and 9

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What kind of pathway is used for somatic sensory input from the trunk and extremities?

three neuron pathway from receptor to cortex

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Where are primary (first order) sensory cell bodies located?

DRG

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What is the route of primary sensory neurons?

receptor-> DRG -> either anterior or posterior spinal cord (MO)

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Where do fibers of primary sensory neurons carried in the posterior spinal cord synapse?

MO

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What order sensory neurons decussate and convey info to the thalamus?

secondary sensory neurons

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What is the general route of secondary sensory neurons?

cord (anterior or MO) -> decussate -> thalamus

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What sensory neurons relay info to the cerebral cortex for integration?

tertiary (third order) sensory neurons

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What part of the cortex do tertiary sensory neurons primarily relay info to?

post central gyrus

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What is the general route of info carried by tertiary sensory neurons?

thalamus -> cortex -> integration