Spinothalamic tracts

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The spinothalamic tracts are ascending pathways primarily concerned with sensory function. They are responsible for transmitting pain, temperature, coarse (non-discriminative) touch and pressure sensations 1.

The spinothalamic tract is divided into lateral and anterior tracts, which are discussed separately 1:

  1. lateral spinothalamic tract
  2. anterior spinothalamic tract
Neuroanatomy
Spinal anatomy
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