lamina II
Acronym: II
The term lamina II refers to the second most superficial layer of the posterior gray column of the spinal central gray. It extends the length of the cord but is especially large in the cervical enlargement and the lumbar enlargement ( Carpenter-1983; Jastrow-2007 ). In the functional model of central nervous system organization it is classified as part of the subcortical somatosensory system ( Swanson-2004 ) (see Models Where It Appears below).

Also known as: gelatinous substance, Rexed's lamina II, Lamina 2, Substantia gelatinosa, Substantia gelatinosa of RolandoNeuroNames ID : 1635

Species Having or Lacking this Structure

More Names

Internal Structure

Cells Found There

Genes Expressed There

Locus in Brain Hierarchy


Models Where It Appears

Publications About It

BrainInfo                           Copyright 1991-present                          University of Washington