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Medical Term:

lateral spinothalamic tract


Definition: the more posterior or posterolateral part of the composite bundle, the anterolateral system, formed by the lateral and anterior spinothalamic tracts; these specific fibers convey impulses associated with pain and temperature sensation.

See: spinothalamic tract

Synonym(s): tractus spinothalamicus lateralisTA

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