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The cerebral crus (crus cerebri) is the anterior portion of the cerebral peduncle which contains the motor tracts, travelling from the Cerebral cortex to the pons and spine. The plural of which is cerebral crura. It forms the majority of the basis pedunculi in the midbrain.

Cerebral crus
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Obtuse section (perpendicular to the brainstem) through the superior colliculus showing label for cerebral crus at lower left.
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Latincrus cerebri
MeSHD065843
NeuroNames539
NeuroLex IDbirnlex_1218
TAA14.1.06.005
FMA72464
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

In some older texts this is called the cerebral peduncle but presently it is usually limited to just the anterior white matter portion of it.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 800 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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