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    All of the following descriptions refer to specific ascending pathways except one: (a) they include the fasciculus gracilis and fasciculus cuneatus, which terminate in the thalamus; (b) they include a chain of three neurons; (c) their connections are diffuse and polymodal; (d) they are concerned with precise transmission of one or a few related sensory modalities.

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    POSTERIOR COLUMN-MEDIAL LEMNISCUS SENSORY (ASCENDING) PATHWAY TO THE CEREBRAL CORTEX

    Sensory ascending pathways involving the fasciculus gracilis and fasciculus cuneatus do not terminate in the thalamus.

    Here is a brief description of this pathway.

    It is called the posterior column-medial ...

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