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[ek-struh-pi-ram-i-dl] /ˌɛk strə pɪˈræm ɪ dl/

pertaining to or involving nerve tracts other than the tracts, especially the corpus striatum and its associated structures.
located outside the tracts.

extrapyramidal ex·tra·py·ram·i·dal (ěk’strə-pĭ-rām’ĭ-dl)
Relating to or involving neural pathways situated outside or independent of the pyramidal tracts.


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