Posterior Funiculus

The posterior funiculus is one of the three major subdivisions of white matter in the spinal cord. Its ascending pathways carry sensory information to the brain. Information transmits through the dorsal column fibers, which function as sensory relays concerning sensations such as touch and limb position from the body to the brain.

Image of posterior funiculus from Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
Posterior funiculus. Image from H, Gray. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body

Etymology of posterior funiculus

Posterior is from Latin word “posterus” meaning “coming after” and funiculus is Latin for “slender rope”.

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