dorsal root

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Synonyms for dorsal root

one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and that consists of sensory fibers

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Where the neurons connect with the cord, motor neurons bundle together to form a structure called the motor root, while sensory neurons form a sensory root.
However, this does not apply to the more troublesome sensory root, which surgeons couldn't reconnect properly until recently.
In a new study recently published in Frontiers in Neurology, James, Carlstedt and other collaborators set out to understand how the implanted sensory root was connecting with the spinal cord in the dorsal horn.
70% schwannoma arises from sensory root, 20% from motor roots and rest from both motor and sensory roots.
The motor and sensory roots follow a path from the pons across the petrous ridge of the temporal bone.