lateral cord


lateral cord
lateral cord n a cord of nerve tissue that is formed by union of the superior and middle trunks of the brachial plexus and that forms one of the two roots of the median nerve compare MEDIAL CORD, POSTERIOR CORD

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  • Lateral cord — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = fasciculus lateralis plexus brachialis GraySubject = 210 GrayPage = 933 Caption = Plan of brachial plexus. (Lateral cord is at top.) Caption2 = The right brachial plexus with its short branches, viewed from… …   Wikipedia

  • lateral cord of brachial plexus — fasciculus lateralis plexus brachialis …   Medical dictionary

  • Lateral pectoral nerve — Infobox Nerve Name = Lateral pectoral nerve Latin = n. pectoralis lateralis GraySubject = 210 GrayPage = 933 Caption = Nerves of the left upper extremity. (Lateral anterior thoracic visible in upper right.) Caption2 = Innervates = pectoralis… …   Wikipedia

  • lateral fasciculus of brachial plexus — fasciculus lateralis plexus brachialis [TA] lateral cord of brachial plexus: the lateral bundle of fibers of the brachial plexus, formed by the union of the anterior divisions of the superior and middle trunks, C5 through C7, and from which arise …   Medical dictionary

  • lateral pectoral nerve — noun a nerve that branches from the lateral cord and innervates the pectoralis major muscle …   Wiktionary

  • Lateral corticospinal tract — labeled in red at upper left. Latin tractus corticospinalis lateralis, fasciculus cerebrospinalis lateralis …   Wikipedia

  • lateral column — n 1) a lateral extension of the gray matter in each lateral half of the spinal cord present in the thoracic and upper lumbar regions called also lateral horn compare DORSAL HORN, VENTRAL HORN 2) LATERAL FUNICULUS …   Medical dictionary

  • lateral corticospinal tract — n a band of nerve fibers that descends in the posterolateral part of each side of the spinal cord and consists mostly of fibers arising in the motor cortex of the contralateral side of the brain and crossing over in the decussation of pyramids… …   Medical dictionary

  • lateral funiculus — n a longitudinal division on each side of the spinal cord comprising white matter between the dorsal and ventral roots compare ANTERIOR FUNICULUS, POSTERIOR FUNICULUS …   Medical dictionary

  • lateral reticular nucleus — n a nucleus of the reticular formation that is situated in the ventrolateral part of the medulla oblongata, receives fibers esp. from the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, and sends axons to the cerebellum on the same side of the body …   Medical dictionary


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