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spinocervical tract


Definition: a tract composed of axons that originate from laminae III–V and ascend ipsilaterally to the lateral cervical nucleus where they synapse, lateral cervical nucleus neurons project to the contralateral thalamus via the medial lemniscus.

Synonym(s): tractus spinocervicalisTA, spinocervicothalamic tract

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