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Columna anterior

Columna anterior --> anterior column

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.

See: gray columns.

Synonym: columna anterior.


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