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anterior spinothalamic tract


Definition: 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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