Definition of Spinal nerve
1. Noun. Any of the 31 pairs of nerves emerging from each side of the spinal cord (each attached to the cord by two roots: ventral and dorsal).
Terms within: Dorsal Horn, Dorsal Root, Anterior Horn, Anterior Root, Ventral Horn, Ventral Root
Generic synonyms: Nerve, Nervus
Specialized synonyms: Anterior Crural Nerve, Femoral Nerve, Nervus Femoralis, Nervus Phrenicus, Phrenic Nerve, Cervical Nerve, Coccygeal Nerve, Nervus Coccygeus, Lumbar Nerve, Sacral Nerve, Thoracic Nerve
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Literary usage of Spinal nerve
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Princeton Review by James Manning Sherwood, Jonas M. Libbey, John Forsyth, Charles Hodge, Lyman Hotchkiss Atwater, Henry Boynton Smith (1883)
"Each spinal nerve is of mixed character, and arises by two roots, of which the anterior supplies the motor, and the posterior the sensory, fibres. ..."
2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1886)
"Each spinal nerve has a visceral branch. Each thoracic visceral nerve has apparently a white and a gray portion. The white portion issues in both anterior ..."
3. A Text-book of physiology for medical students and physicians by William Henry Howell (1913)
"On the other hand, a section or lesion involving the spinal nerve will be followed by a degeneration of all the fibers, efferent and afferent, ..."
4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"Each spinal nerve springs from the side of the spinal medulla by two ... Immediately beyond the ganglion the two roots unite to form the spinal nerve-trunk, ..."
5. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"... and will now see how these are combined in a typical spinal nerve. The spinal ganglion, derived from the neural crest, contains bipolar neuroblasts, ..."
6. Kirkes': Handbook of Physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes, William Hayden Rockwell, Charles Loomis Dana (1902)
"FUNCTIONS OF THE spinal nerve-HOOTS. The anterior spinal nerve-roots are efferent in function: the posterior are afferent. The fact is proved in various ..."