Set of fibres in spinal cord conveying to the posterior thalamus information on proprioception and light touch. Compare dorsal column pathways.
Major pathway by which nociceptive information travels from the dorsal horn of the spinal cord to the thalamus.
forms part of the anterolateral system relaying information on pain and temperature from the cutaneous receptors to the thalamus. The spinoreticular and spinomesencephalic tracts are the other two pathways making up the anterolateral system, although for simplicity these two tracts are often grouped together to form the spinoreticulothalamic pathway
A large nerve bundle in the front half of the spinal cord that carries sensations of pain, temperature and tactile sensation.
The spinothalamic tract is a sensory pathway originating in the spinal cord that transmits information about pain, temperature, itch and crude touch to the thalamus. The pathway decussates at the level of the spinal cord, rather than in the brainstem like the posterior column-medial lemniscus pathway and corticospinal tract.