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Encyclopedia > Anterior horn (spinal cord)
Anterior horn (spinal cord)
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Latin cornu anterius medullae spinalis
Gray's subject #185 753
Dorlands/Elsevier c_55/12259735

The anterior horn of the spinal cord (or anterior cornu, or anterior column) is the ventral (front) grey matter section of the spinal cord. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (740x602, 29 KB) Summary Summary Created with Inkscape by User:Polarlys. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... The Spinal cord nested in the vertebral column. ... It has been suggested that Human Anatomical Terms be merged into this article or section. ... Grey matter is a major component of the central nervous system, consisting of nerve cell bodies and short nerve cell extensions/processes (axons and dendrites). ... The Spinal cord nested in the vertebral column. ...


The anterior horn contains motoneurons that effect the axial muscles while the posterior horn receives information regarding touch and sensation. In vertebrates, motoneurons (also called motor neurons) are efferent neurons that originate in the spinal cord and synapse with muscle fibers to facilitate muscle contraction and with muscle spindles to modify proprioceptive sensitivity. ... A top-down view of skeletal muscle Muscle (from Latin musculus little mouse, referring to muscles like the biceps which pop up as though a mouse were scurrying about under the skin [1]) is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells. ... The posterior horn of the spinal cord is dorsal(more towards the back) to the anterior horn. ... In psychology, sensation is the first stage in the chain of biochemical and neurologic events that begins with the impinging of a stimulus upon the receptor cells of a sensory organ, which then leads to perception, the mental state that is reflected in statements like I see a uniformly blue...


The anterior horn is where the cell bodies of alpha motorneurons are located. Cells in culture, stained for keratin (red) and DNA (green). ... The soma is the bulbous end of a neuron, containing the nucleus. ...


Pathology

It is these cells that are affected in the so-called "Anterior Horn Diseases", namely Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Spinal muscular atrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and Progressive muscular atrophy. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease, Maladie de Charcot or motor neurone disease) is a chronic, progressive, almost invariably fatal neurological disease. ... // Introduction Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a term applied to a number of different disorders, all having in common a genetic cause and the manifestation of weakness due to loss of the motor neurons of the spinal cord and brainstem. ... The foot of a person with Charcot-Marie-Tooth. ...


Anatomical details

The Anterior Column (anterior cornu, anterior horn), directed forward, is broad and of a rounded or quadrangular shape.


Its posterior part is termed the base, and its anterior part the head, but these are not differentiated from each other by any well-defined constriction.


It is separated from the surface of the medulla spinalis by a layer of white substance which is traversed by the bundles of the anterior nerve roots.


In the thoracic region, the postero-lateral part of the anterior column projects lateralward as a triangular field, which is named the lateral column (columna lateralis; lateral cornu).


This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...

Spinal cord

epidural space, dura mater, subdural space, arachnoid mater, subarachnoid space, pia mater, denticulate ligaments, conus medullaris, cauda equina, filum terminale, cervical enlargement, lumbar enlargement, anterior median fissure, dorsal root, dorsal root ganglion, dorsal ramus, ventral root, ventral ramus, sympathetic trunk, gray ramus communicans, white ramus communicans The Spinal cord nested in the vertebral column. ... The epidural space is a part of the human spine which is very close to the spinal cord, lying just outside the dura mater. ... The dura mater (from the Latin hard mother), or pachymeninx, is the tough and inflexible outermost of the three layers of the meninges surrounding the brain. ... The Cavum Subdurale (subdural space) is an artificial space created by the separation of the arachnoid mater from the dura mater as the result of trauma or pathologic process. ... The Arachnoid mater is one of the three layers of the meninges, interposed between the dura mater and the pia mater and separated from the pia mater by the subarachnoid space. ... The meninges (singular meninx) are the system of membranes that contain the brain. ... The pia mater (Latin: tender mother, itself a translation from Arabic) is the delicate innermost layer of the meninges - the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. ... The conus medullaris is the terminal end of the spinal cord. ... The cauda equina is a structure within the lower end of the spinal column, that consists of nerve roots and rootlets from above. ... The spinal cord is a part of the vertebrate nervous system that is enclosed in and protected by the vertebral column (it passes through the spinal canal). ... penis ... This is a dorsal root ganglion (DRG) from a chicken embryo (around stage of day 7) after incubation overnight in NGF growth medium stained with anti-neurofilament antibody. ... In anatomy and neurology, the ventral root is the efferent motor root of a spinal nerve. ...


grey matter: central canal, substantia gelatinosa of Rolando, reticular formation, substantia gelatinosa centralis, interneuron, anterior horn, lateral horn, posterior horn (column of Clarke, dorsal spinocerebellar tract) Grey matter is a major component of the central nervous system, consisting of nerve cell bodies and short nerve cell extensions/processes (axons and dendrites). ... Cross-section through cervical spinal cord. ... Reticular formation is a part of the brain which is involved in stereotypical actions, such as walking, sleeping, and lying down. ... An interneuron (also called relay neuron or association neuron) is a neuron that communicates only to other neurons. ... In the thoracic region, the postero-lateral part of the anterior column projects lateralward as a triangular field, which is named the lateral column (lateral cornu, lateral horn). ... The posterior horn of the spinal cord is dorsal(more towards the back) to the anterior horn. ... The dorsal spinocerebellar tract conveys proprioceptive information from the body to the cerebellum. ...


white matter: anterior funiculus: descending (anterior corticospinal tract, vestibulospinal fasciculus, tectospinal tract), ascending (anterior spinothalamic tract, anterior proper fasciculus) White matter is one of the two main solid components of the central nervous system. ... The most lateral of the bundles of the anterior nerve roots is generally taken as a dividing line which separates the antero-lateral region into two parts, viz. ... The anterior corticospinal tract (also called the direct pyramidal tract or anterior cerebrospinal fasciculus) is a small bundle of descending fibers that connect the cerebral cortex to the spinal cord. ... The tectospinal tract is part of the indirect extrapyramidal tract and is responsible for coordinating head and eye movements, It is responsible for impulses that are motor. ... The spinothalamic tract is the sensory pathway in the body that transmits pain, temperature, itch and crude touch. ...


lateral funiculus: descending (lateral corticospinal tract, rubrospinal tract, olivospinal tract), ascending dorsal spinocerebellar tract, ventral spinocerebellar tract, spinothalamic tract, lateral spinothalamic tract, anterior spinothalamic tract, spinotectal tract, posterolateral tract, lateral proper fasciculus, medial longitudinal fasciculus The corticospinal or pyramidal tract is a massive collection of axons that travel between the cerebral cortex of the brain and the spinal cord. ... The rubrospinal tract is part of the indirect extra-pyramidal tract and is responsible for large muscle movement such as the arms and the legs. ... The dorsal spinocerebellar tract conveys proprioceptive information from the body to the cerebellum. ... The ventral spinocerebellar tract conveys proprioceptive information from the body to the cerebellum. ... The spinothalamic tract is the sensory pathway in the body that transmits pain, temperature, itch and crude touch. ... The spinothalamic tract is the sensory pathway in the body that transmits pain, temperature, itch and crude touch. ... The spinothalamic tract is the sensory pathway in the body that transmits pain, temperature, itch and crude touch. ... The medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) is a group of axons on each side of the brainstem, that carry information about the direction that the eyes should move. ...


posterior funiculus: fasciculus gracilis, fasciculus cuneatus, posterior proper fasciculus


 
 

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