lemniscal system

lemniscal system

[lemnis′kəl]
Etymology: Gk, lemniskos, fillet, systema
a part of the somatosensory network of large-diameter myelinated A fibers. It includes the dorsal columns and the neospinothalamic tract extending from the spinal cord to the thalamus and cortex.

lemniscal system

one of the major sensory pathways ascending the spinal cord and into consciousness; conducts sensitive impulses relating to touch, pressure, vibration and joint proprioception via the dorsal funiculus and the medial lemniscus and thalamus before reaching the cortex.