ventral horn

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Related to ventral horn: ventral column, Lateral horn
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Noun1.ventral 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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Severe degenerative changes in the ventral horn of the spinal cord were identified in 10 of the malformed calves.
Moreover, Motor neurons are located in the ventral horn of the spinal cord and control effectors muscles in the periphery.
3) During the 3-5 weeks of gestational age neurulation occurs during which formation of the neural groove, closure of the anterior (25 days) and posterior (27 to 28 days) neuropores, appearance of the ventral horn cells, formation of anterior and posterior roots and disjunction of the neuroectoderm from the surface ectoderm takes place.