Anterior white commissure
|Anterior white commissure of the spinal cord|
|Fig. 664– Transverse section of the medulla|
spinalis in the mid-thoracic region.
|The white commissure is highlighted in green.|
|Latin||alba anterior medullae spinalis|
The anterior (or ventral) white commissure, also known as the alba anterior medullae spinalis, is a bundle of nerve fibers which cross the midline of the spinal cord just anterior to the gray commissure (Rexed lamina X). Aδ and C fibers carrying pain sensation in the spinothalamic tract contribute to this commissure, as do fibers of the anterior corticospinal tract, which carry motor signals from the primary motor cortex.