White matter tracts of the spinal cord

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 08 Sep 2020

The spinal cord has numerous tracts of white matter that ascend and descend in the peripheral substance of the cord. They can be divided by their location and function:

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Cases and figures

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  • Figure 2: ascending spinal tracts (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 3: descending spinal tracts (Gray's illustration)
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