Where do synapses occur in the spinal cord?

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Oct 26, 2016


In the spinal cord the synapse between the sensory and motor neurons occurs in the grey matter.


Grey matter of the spinal cord in known as the grey column , which travels down the spinal cord .

The grey matter of the spinal cord is split into three grey columns :

  • Anterior grey column
    It contains motor neurons which synapse with interneurons and the axons of cells that travel down the pyramidal tract .

  • Posterior grey column
    This contains the points where sensory neurons synapse.

  • Lateral grey column
    It is primarily involved with activity in the sympathetic division of the autonomic motor system.