Spinothalamic tracts

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The spinothalamic tracts are ascending pathways in the spinal cord 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:

Anatomy: Spine
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Section: Anatomy
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