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dorsal root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dorsal root one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers
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Usage

In literature:

The anterior roots of the spinal nerves were far more numerous than the posterior or dorsal.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
In the paralytic group, the pressure symptoms are referred to the first dorsal, or first dorsal and eighth cervical roots.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
What would be the effect of cutting or breaking the dorsal root of a spinal nerve?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Above the root of the tail was the dorsal fin, and on each side of it a flat and flabby substance close to the body, of the appearance of fins.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
Anteriorly the aortic roots are continued forwards as the dorsal carotid arteries to supply the head region.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
The upper part is mainly concerned in the formation of the cranial nerves, and of the dorsal roots of the spinal nerves.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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In news:

Kikuchi S, Sato K Anatomic and radiographic study of the dorsal root ganglion .
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In science:

Pressure wave in juries to rat dorsal root ganglion cells in culture caused by high energy missiles. J Trauma 29, 10-18.
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms
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