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Motor cortex

Name: Motor cortex
Description: Region of the cerebral cortex that leads to muscle action
Synonym(s): Motor area
Is part of: Motor system
Super-category: Functional part of brain
Id: oen_0001104
Related to: Motor system function, Motor system, Gross anatomical part of cerebral cortex
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Dendrites in Motor cortex

Neocortex primary motor area pyramidal layer 5 corticopontine-tectal cell are neurons whose dendrites can be found in Motor cortex or its parts.

Parts of Motor cortex

Inferred outgoing projections for Motor cortex

The following brain regions receive axons from Motor cortex: Parafascicular nucleus, Putamen, Red nucleus. The statements about these projections are not made on this page, but rather are made on the pages linked here.

Inferred incoming projections for Motor cortex

The following brain regions send axons into Motor cortex: Claustrum. The statements about these projections are not made on this page, but rather are made on the pages linked here.


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CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionRegion of the cerebral cortex that leads to muscle action
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Idoen_0001104  +
Is part ofMotor system  +
LabelMotor cortex  +
ModifiedDate21 October 2013  +
RelatedToMotor system function  +, Motor system  +, and Gross anatomical part of cerebral cortex  +
SuperCategoryFunctional part of brain  +
SynonymMotor area  +