ventral root


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ventral root

n.
Either of the two roots of a spinal nerve, consisting of motor fibers and arising from the anterior section of the spinal cord.
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Noun1.ventral 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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On his physical examination, there was a massive swelling on the ventral root of the penis beginning from the penoscrotal region, and urine coming out through the urethra when pressed on it (Figure 1).
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On day 30 of surgery the animals were sacrificed by C[O.sub.2] asphyxiation and sciatic nerve (5 mm of the lesion site), spinal cord (specifically lumbar region), dorsal root ganglion (DRG), dorsal and ventral root were extracted and stored at -80[degrees]C till further analyse were carried out.

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