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anterior column

 

Definition: the pronounced, ventrally oriented ridge of gray matter in each half of the spinal cord; it corresponds to the anterior or ventral horn appearing in transverse sections of the cord and contains the motor neurons innervating the skeletal musculature of the trunk, neck, and extremities.

Synonym(s): columna anteriorTA

See Also: gray columns

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