anterior spinothalamic tract
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The term anterior spinothalamic tract refers to a bundle of fibers that originates from neurons in the spinal central gray, decussates in the anterior white commissure at various levels of the spinal cord and ascends contralaterally in the anterior white column and the anterior part of the lateral white column. A number of of its fibers terminate in the medulla. Those remaining merge with the lateral spinothalamic tract of the medulla to form the spinothalamic tract of the medulla ( Carpenter-1983 ). The anterior spinothalamic tract consists of the anterior spinothalamic tract of the spinal cord and the anterior spinothalamic tract of the medulla.

Also known as: ventral spinothalamic tractNeuroNames ID : 1640


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