The Anterior trigeminothalamic tract (or ventral trigeminothalamic tract) serves as pain, temperature, and light touch pathway from the face, head and neck. It receives input from trigeminal nerve, facial nerve, glossopharyngeal nerve and vagus nerve. It receives discriminative tactile and pressure input from the contralateral principal sensory nucleus of CN V, which terminates in the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus. It then ascends to the contralateral sensory cortex via three neurons . [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anterior_trigeminothalamic_tract ]

Synonyms: ventral trigeminal pathway trigeminal lemniscus-2 ventral trigeminothalamic tract ventral secondary ascending tract of V tractus trigeminothalamicus anterior anterior trigeminothalamic tract ventral crossed tract

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latin term
tractus trigeminalis ventralis [ NeuroNames:613 ]

latin term
tractus trigeminothalamicus anterior [ FMA:72506 FMA:TA ]

has related synonym

ventral trigeminothalamic tract

ventral trigeminal tract

ventral secondary ascending tract of V

tractus trigeminothalamicus anterior

tractus trigeminalis ventralis

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UBERON:0002549