dorsal horn

noun

: 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 sense 1, ventral horn

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“Dorsal horn.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dorsal%20horn. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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