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Spinal Nerve Roots

"Spinal Nerve Roots" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The paired bundles of nerve fibers entering and leaving the spinal cord at each segment. The dorsal and ventral nerve roots join to form the mixed segmental spinal nerves. The dorsal roots are generally afferent, formed by the central projections of the spinal (dorsal root) ganglia sensory cells, and the ventral roots efferent, comprising the axons of spinal motor and autonomic preganglionic neurons. There are, however, some exceptions to this afferent/efferent rule.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Spinal Nerve Roots" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Spinal Nerve Roots" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 76 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2017
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