spinal ganglion


a ganglion on the dorsal root of each spinal nerve, containing the cell bodies of sensory nerves.

Nearby words

  1. spinal concussion,
  2. spinal cord,
  3. spinal curvature,
  4. spinal decompression,
  5. spinal fusion,
  6. spinal headache,
  7. spinal marrow,
  8. spinal meningitis,
  9. spinal muscle of head,
  10. spinal muscle of neck

Origin of spinal ganglion

First recorded in 1855–60

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Medicine definitions for spinal ganglion

spinal ganglion


The ganglion of the posterior root of each spinal segmental nerve, containing the cell bodies of the unipolar primary sensory neurons.dorsal root ganglion

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