Definitions for "Spinothalamic tract"
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