dorsal horn


dorsal horn
dorsal horn n a longitudinal subdivision of gray matter in the dorsal part of each lateral half of the spinal cord that receives terminals from some afferent fibers of the dorsal roots of the spinal nerves called also dorsal column, posterior column, posterior gray column, posterior horn compare LATERAL COLUMN (1), VENTRAL HORN

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  • dorsal horn — noun one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers • Syn: ↑dorsal root • Hypernyms: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent nerve, ↑afferent • Part Holonyms: ↑spinal nerve, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dorsal horn of spinal cord — cornu posterius medullae spinalis …   Medical dictionary

  • apex of dorsal horn of spinal cord — a. cornus posterioris medullae spinalis …   Medical dictionary

  • base of dorsal horn of spinal cord — basis cornus posterioris medullae spinalis …   Medical dictionary

  • neck of dorsal horn of spinal cord — cervix cornus posterioris medullae spinalis …   Medical dictionary

  • Dorsal spinocerebellar tract — Posterior spinocerebellar tract is labeled in blue at right …   Wikipedia

  • Dorsal root ganglion — This is a dorsal root ganglion (DRG) from a chicken embryo (around stage of day 7) after incubation overnight in NGF growth medium stained with anti neurofilament antibody. Axons growing out of the ganglion are visible …   Wikipedia

  • dorsal root — noun one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers • Syn: ↑dorsal horn • Hypernyms: ↑sensory nerve, ↑afferent nerve, ↑afferent • Part Holonyms: ↑spinal nerve, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • horn — Any structure resembling a h. in shape. SYN: cornu (1). [A.S.] Ammon h. [TA] one of the two interlocking gyri composing the hippocampus, the other being the dentate gyrus. Based on cytoarchitectural features, Ammon h. can be divided into …   Medical dictionary

  • horn — n. (in anatomy) a process, outgrowth, or extension of an organ or other structure. It is often paired. In the spinal cord crescent shaped areas of grey matter (seen in cross section) are known as the dorsal and ventral horns …   The new mediacal dictionary


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