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Medical Term:

anterior spinothalamic tract


the more anterior (or ventral) part of the composite bundle, the anterolateral system, formed by the anterior and lateral spinothalamic tracts. These specific fibers are involved in tactile sensation.

See: spinothalamic tract

Synonym(s): tractus spinothalamicus anteriorTA, ventral spinothalamic tract

See Also: anterolateral system

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