anterior root

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Noun1.anterior root - 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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The location of the compression and its clinical correlation are of utmost importance because some studies have shown that asymptomatic control subjects had some degree of incidental neurovascular compression of the facial nerve, although it was rarely seen in the anterior root exit zone.
We studied how neuromuscular stimulation through a magnetic coil and a sacral anterior root stimulator (SARS) implant (used for bladder emptying) affects pressure and skin blood circulation under the ischial tuberosities (ITs) of participants with spinal cord injury (SCI).
The posterior root of auriculotemporal nerve was thicker in size than its anterior root. The main trunk of the auriculotemporal nerve passed backwards, deep to the middle meningeal artery.
With the cadaveric specimen mounted in the testing apparatus, an anterior arthrotomy was carefully created under the medial and lateral menisci being sure to avoid disrupting the anterior root attachments and patellar tendon.

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