Alternative Content 5.2: Ascending Pain Pathways in the CNS

Periaqueductal gray

Dorsal root ganglion

Somatosensory cortex (S1)

Pons

Cingulate cortex

A? and C fibers

Medulla

Spinothalamic tract

Thalamic nuclei

Textbook Reference: Pain: The Body's Emergency Signaling System

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