anterior horn


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anterior horn one of two the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes ventrally from the spinal cord and that consists of motor fibers
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In literature:

The horn entered at the anterior superior spinous process of the ilium, involving the parietes and the uterus.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The anterior half bears two spines or horns of different size, and variable.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
The transparent, horn-like substance which covers the anterior fifth of the eyeball.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
In one part there was an acute destruction of the anterior horn and an infiltration of round cells.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley

In news:

In extreme knee extension during the screw-home motion, the menisci are forced anteriorly and the anterior horns of the menisci block further extension.