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Ventral root of spinal nerve

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Ventral root of spinal nerve

Ventral root of spinal nerve
The formation of the spinal nerve from the dorsal and ventral roots
Latin radix anterior nervi spinalis
MeSH A08.800.800.720.725
Anatomical terminology

In anatomy and neurology, the ventral root or anterior root is the efferent motor root of a spinal nerve.

At its distal end, the ventral root joins with the dorsal root to form a mixed spinal nerve.

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External links

  • Anatomy figure: 02:04-12 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Atlas image: n3a6p1 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Autonomic Connections of the Spinal Cord"
  • Anatomy Atlases - Microscopic Anatomy, plate 06.114 - "Spinal Root Nerve Fibers"
  • Diagram at (look for #2)

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