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Flatau law

Pronunciation: flah'tow

Definition: a rule concerning the position of the long tracts of the spinal cord: the further the nerve fibers run lengthwise in the cord, the more they are situated toward the periphery. (Although this axiom is accurate for the long descending tracts, it is not correct for the ascending ones in the posterior column).

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