thoracic column
The term thoracic column refers to a nucleus of round or oval cells located in the medial part of lamina VII in the spinal central gray of thoracic segments and upper lumbar segments of the human ( Carpenter-1983 ) and the rat ( Swanson-2004 ). It is also commonly known as Clarke's column. In the functional model of central nervous system organization it is classified as part of the subcortical somatosensory system ( Swanson-2004 ) (see Models Where It Appears below).

Also known as: Clarke's column, Clarke's nucleus, Stilling's nucleusNeuroNames ID : 2618

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