Dermatome

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dermatome

[′dər·mə‚tōm]
(anatomy)
An area of skin delimited by the supply of sensory fibers from a single spinal nerve.
(embryology)
Lateral portion of an embryonic somite from which the dermis will develop.
(medicine)
Instrument for cutting skin for grafting.

Dermatome

 

cutis plate, the embryonic basis of the connective-tissue part of the skin, or dermis. (The dermis is also formed from some of the cells of the ganglionic plate that develops from the neural columns.)

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Subjects were similar at baseline: They had a mean age of 42 years, were predominantly non-Hispanic whites, and had radicular leg pain in a dermatomal distribution (97%).
The sensory examination revealed a deficit to pin prick in the S1 dermatomal distribution on the left and intact vibratory and position sense.
8) Herpes zoster is heralded by a sensation of tingling and burning in a unilateral dermatomal distribution accompanied by fever, chills, headache, stomachache, and/or malaise.
She reported decreased sensation over the tips of her fingers on the affected hand without specific dermatomal distribution.