dorsal root
noun Date: 1922 the one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and consists of sensory fibers

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  • dorsal root — n the one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes posteriorly to the spinal cord separating the posterior and lateral funiculi and that consists of sensory fibers called also posterior root compare VENTRAL ROOT …   Medical dictionary

  • dorsal root — n. the more posterior of two roots that merge to form each spinal nerve: it contains the nerve fibers that transmit sensation * * * …   Universalium

  • dorsal root — n. the more posterior of two roots that merge to form each spinal nerve: it contains the nerve fibers that transmit sensation …   English World dictionary

  • Dorsal root — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = radix posterior GraySubject = 208 GrayPage = 916 Caption = The formation of the spinal nerve from the dorsal and ventral roots Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = Dorsal+Roots MeshNumber =… …   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

  • dorsal root. — See under nerve root. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • dorsal root. — See under nerve root. [1930 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 ganglion — n SPINAL GANGLION * * * g. sensorium nervi spinalis …   Medical dictionary

  • dorsal root of spinal nerve — radix posterior nervi spinalis …   Medical dictionary

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