dorsal root

  1. one of two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally from the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers
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  • Tabes dorsalis involves the dorsal roots and posterior columns of the spinal cord.
  • The viral capsid is transported to the dorsal root ganglion in neurons via retrograde axonal flow.
  • Herpes zoster is caused by reactivation of varicella-zoster virus from a dorsal root ganglion to a cutaneous nerve and the adjacent skin.
  • With the viral reactivation, inflammatory changes occur in dorsal root ganglia and nerve roots.
  • With this singular exception, the sensory or dorsal root of spinal nerves is always larger than the motor or ventral root.
  • Inflammation is commonly present in the basal ganglia, brainstem, spinal cord, and dorsal root ganglia and is composed of a perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate with accompanying glial reaction.
  • The Posterior Root (radix posterior; dorsal root) is larger than the anterior owing to the greater size and number of its rootlets; these are attached along the posterolateral furrow of the medulla spinalis and unite to form two bundles which join the spinal ganglion. IX. Neurology. 6. The Spinal Nerves
  • Every segment of the vertebral column has two big nerves sprouting from the spinal cord on either side, called the dorsal root and the ventral root. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
  • Below the cervical enlargement, the dorsal rootlets, roots and ganglia diminish rapidly in size.
  • The dorsal root ganglia associated with any one of the lumbar or upper sacral spinal nerves may be doubled.
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