Medical Definition of Lateral column

1. A slight protrusion of the gray matter of the spinal cord into the lateral funiculus of either side, especially marked in the thoracic region where it encloses preganglionic motor neurons of the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system; it corresponds to the lateral horn appearing in transverse sections of the spinal cord. See: gray columns. Synonym: columna lateralis, lateral column of spinal cord. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lateral Column

lateral canal
lateral canthus
lateral cartilage
lateral cartilage of nose
lateral cartilaginous layer
lateral central palmar space
lateral cerebral fissure
lateral cerebral fossa
lateral cerebral sulcus
lateral cervical nuclei
lateral circumflex artery of thigh
lateral circumflex femoral artery
lateral circumflex femoral veins
lateral collateral
lateral collateral ligament of ankle
lateral column (current term)
lateral column of spinal cord
lateral condylar inclination
lateral condyle of femur
lateral condyle of tibia
lateral cord of brachial plexus
lateral corticospinal tract
lateral costal branch of internal thoracic artery
lateral costotransverse ligament
lateral cricoarytenoid
lateral crus of facial canal
lateral crus of horizontal part of the facial canal
lateral crus of the greater alar cartilage of the nose

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