Reference Work Entry

Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

pp 2907-2907

Nucleus Proprius

Synonyms

Nucl proprius

Definition

Nucleus in the middle of the posterior horn of the spinal cord. Present in all spinal cord segments, it is a synaptic center for proprioceptive afferents from the locomotor apparatus. The impulses pass on to the cerebellum via the anterior spinocerebellar tract where they are compared with setpoint values.

Medulla Spinalis

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