Medical Dictionary

dorsal horn


Medical Definition of DORSAL HORN

:  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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