- Anterior white commissure
Name = Anterior white commissure of the spinal cord
Latin = alba anterior medullae spinalis
GrayPage = 752
Width = 250
Caption=smallcaps|Fig. 664– Transverse section of the medulla
spinalis in the mid-thoracic region.
Caption2=The white commissure is highlighted in green.
BrainInfoType = ancil
BrainInfoNumber = 928
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). A δ fibers and C fiberscarrying pain sensation in the spinothalamic tractcontribute to this commissure, as do fibers of the anterior corticospinal tract, which carry motor signals from the primary motor cortex.
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