Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

Editors: Marc D. Binder, Nobutaka Hirokawa, Uwe Windhorst

Nucleus Proprius

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29678-2_4072

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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