dorsal column


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dorsal column

[′dȯr·səl ′käl·əm]
(neuroscience)
A column situated dorsally in each lateral half of the spinal cord which receives the terminals of some afferent fibers from the dorsal roots of the spinal nerves.
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It works on the principle of the gate-control theory of pain--stimulation of large-diameter afferents in the dorsal column.
His colleagues at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston had recently discovered a string of nerves that appeared to carry pain messages from the pelvic organs through a section of the spinal cord known as the dorsal column.

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