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Medical Term:

posterior thoracic nucleus


Definition: a column of large neurons located in the base of the posterior gray column of the spinal cord, extending from the first thoracic through the second lumbar segment; it gives rise to the dorsal spinocerebellar tract of the same side.

Synonym(s): nucleus thoracicus posteriorTA, dorsal thoracic nucleus, Clarke column, Clarke nucleus, Stilling column, Stilling nucleus

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