Spinal cord control of motor functions

 

There are basic reflexes in the spinal cord which control motor function. The most important is the so called lower motor neurone by which corticospinal (pyramidal ) and other tracts (extrapyramidal  tract) which act on the effector (lower motor neurone)  that reach effector organs like muscles etc.  Other reflexes include the scratch reflex which consist of

  • Position sense

  • To and from scratching movement

 

 

Pyramidal system

Extrapyramidal system

 

 
Spinal cord-pathways


 

 

 

 

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