fiber tract

fiber tract

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  • fiber tract — n TRACT (2) …   Medical dictionary

  • tract — An elongated area, e.g., path, track, way. SEE ALSO: fascicle. SYN: tractus. [L. tractus, a drawing out] alimentary t. SYN: digestive t.. anterior corticospinal t. uncrossed fibers forming a small bundle in the anterior funiculus of the …   Medical dictionary

  • Fiber — The parts of plants that cannot be digested, namely complex carbohydrates. Also known as bulk or roughage. Complex carbohydrates from plants are rich in starch and fiber. Examples of plants that provide complex carbohydrates (fiber) are fresh… …   Medical dictionary

  • fiber — n. [L. fibra, thread] 1. Any thread like structure. 2. (PORIFERA) A column more homogeneous than a tract …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • corticonuclear tract — the nerve fiber tract formed by fibers (corticonuclear fibers) associated with the pyramidal tract that arise in the cerebral cortex, descend in the internal capsule, and synapse in the various motor nuclei of the mesencephalon, pons, and medulla …   Medical dictionary

  • internuncial tract — a fiber tract connecting two nuclei or centers …   Medical dictionary

  • mammillopeduncular tract — a fiber tract from the mammillary body to nuclei in the interpeduncular fossa …   Medical dictionary

  • ventral amygdalofugal tract — a diffuse fiber tract connecting the basolateral part of the amygdaloid body with the lateral preoptic and hypothalamic regions. Cf. stria terminalis …   Medical dictionary

  • Soluble and insoluble fiber — Fiber (the portion of plants that cannot be digested by the human digestive tract) is classified as soluble and insoluble. Oats, beans, dried peas, and legumes are major sources of soluble fiber whereas wheat bran, whole grain products, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Dietary fiber — Dietary fiber, dietary fibre, or sometimes roughage is the indigestible portion of plant foods having two main components: soluble (prebiotic, viscous) fiber that is readily fermented in the colon into gases and physiologically active byproducts …   Wikipedia

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