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spinal ganglion

a ganglion on the dorsal root of each spinal nerve, containing the cell bodies of sensory nerves.
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  • It consists of afferent fibers which arise from the nerve cells in a spinal ganglion.
  • The spinal ganglion and dorsal root of the spinal nerve were differentiated.
spinal ganglion in Medicine

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

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