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The upper motor neurons are found mainly in the cerebral motor cortex and exert control over the lower motor neurons, which are often called anterior horn cells. Nerve fibers arising from the upper motor neurons descend from the cerebral cortex to the lower brain stem, where the majority of nerve fibers cross over to the opposite side and then further descend through the spinal cord finally to reach lower motor neurons. These main descending bundles of fibers are called the corticospinal or pyramidal tracts.
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