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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Dorsal column function after epidural and spinal blockade: implications for the safety of walking following low-dose regional analgesia for labour anaesthesia.
Ascending projections of the dorsal column and external cuneate nuclei in the pigeon.
To mention the most obvious first: the dorsal column (evidently of a primate),(15) the skeleton birds and the skeleton-fish are typical denizens of the gallery of Comparative Anatomy (Figs.
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.
The electrode is usually placed caudal (toward the tail) to the level of injury in the dorsal column of the spine.
Traditional SCS can provide broad coverage of the legs, but to reach the deep dorsal column fibers associated with the foot requires high stimulation parameters that leads to broad and uncomfortable stimulation.
It has been reported that most (87%) of the SCA3 patients had somatosensory evoked potential abnormalities, especially in the lower limbs, which was due to degenerative lesions in the dorsal column of the spinal cord.
We have demonstrated that the KIF1A probe recognizes mRNAs in a cluster of OLs in the dorsal column of a young rat spinal cord and in cultured mouse brain OLs [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED].

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