anterior spinothalamic tract

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an·te·ri·or spi·no·tha·lam·ic tract

the more anterior (or ventral) part of the composite bundle, the anterolateral system, formed by the anterior and lateral spinothalamic tracts. These specific fibers are involved in tactile sensation. See: spinothalamic tract.
See also: anterolateral system.
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