Gowers, Sir William Richard

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Gowers, Sir William Richard

Brit. neurologist, 1845–1915.

Gowers column

The tract of ascending fibers anterior to the direct cerebellar column and on the lateral surface of the spinal cord.

Gowers maneuver

Gowers sign.

Gowers sign

A clinical sign of muscular dystrophy in childhood, indicative of weakness of the hip and knee extensors.

Gowers tract

A bundle of fibers from the posterior roots of the lateral tract of the spinal cord, reaching the cerebellum by way of the superior peduncle.


Sir William Richard, English neurologist, 1845-1915.
Gowers column - a bundle of fibers that conveys proprioceptive and exteroceptive information largely from the opposite lower extremity. Synonym(s): anterior spinocerebellar tract; Gowers tract
Gowers contraction - contraction of the calf muscles when the anterior surface of the leg is struck. Synonym(s): front-tap contraction
Gowers disease - a distal type of progressive muscular dystrophy. Synonym(s): saltatory spasm
Gowers solution - solution used to count red blood cells.
Gowers syndrome - syndrome consisting of palpitation, chest pain, respiratory difficulties, and disturbances in gastric motility, now considered psychogenic. Synonym(s): vagal attack; vasovagal attack
Gowers tract - Synonym(s): Gowers column