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 Rolando


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