anterior horn

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Noun1.anterior horn - one of two the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers
efferent, efferent nerve, motor nerve - a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
nervus spinalis, spinal nerve - any of the 31 pairs of nerves emerging from each side of the spinal cord (each attached to the cord by two roots: ventral and dorsal)
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DBS therapy for epilepsy delivers controlled electrical pulses to a target in the brain called the anterior nucleus of the thalamus, or ANT, which is part of a network involved in seizures.
The motor cluster (green) covered the ventral anterior nucleus projecting to precentral but also superior frontal cortices.
This loop was termed the limbic lobe and included the cingulate and parahippocampal gyri and the hippocampal formation, part of the amygdaloid nucleus, the hypothalamus, and the anterior nucleus of the thalamus.
The antiepileptic effects of stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus (ANT) have been demonstrated by clinical trials and animal studies.[sup][10],[11],[12],[13] Many epilepsy patients who are not candidates for epilepsy surgery or continue to have seizures after epilepsy surgery may benefit from ANT-deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Recent studies found that electrical stimulation of the anterior nucleus of the thalamus (ANT) could be an advisable method for seizure control in clinic [52].
In the Medtronic-funded Stimulation of the Anterior Nucleus of the Thalamus for Epilepsy (SANTE) study, 110 patients with medically refractory partial seizures were implanted with the device and randomized to intermittent bilateral stimulation (1 minute on/5 minutes off) or no stimulation for a 3-month blinded stage, followed by unblinded stimulation for all of the patients (Epilepsia 2010;51:899-908).

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