lateral column


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Related to lateral column: Anterior column, ventral column

column

 [kol´um]
an anatomical part or other structure that resembles a pillar.
anal c's vertical folds of mucous membrane at the upper half of the anal canal; called also rectal columns.
anterior column the anterior portion of the gray substance of the spinal cord, in transverse section seen as a horn.
gray column the longitudinally oriented parts of the spinal cord in which the nerve cell bodies are found, comprising the gray matter of the spinal cord.
lateral column the lateral portion of the gray substance of the spinal cord, in transverse section seen as a horn; present only in the thoracic and upper lumbar regions.
posterior column the posterior portion of the gray substance of the spinal cord, in transverse section seen as a horn.
rectal c's anal columns.
spinal column (vertebral column) spine (def. 2).

lat·er·al col·umn

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 also: gray columns.

lateral column

lat·er·al col·umn

(lat'ĕr-ăl kol'ŭm)
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 also: gray columns

lateral column

calcaneum, cuboid, fourth and fifth metatarsals and respective digital phalanges; see medial column

column

an anatomical part in the form of a pillar-like structure; anything resembling a pillar.

anal c's
longitudinal folds of mucous membrane at the cranial half of the anal canal; called also rectal columns.
column of Bertin
extensions of renal cortex between the renal pyramids.
column chromatography
dorsal column
the dorsal portion of the gray substance of the spinal cord, in transverse section seen as a horn.
gray column
the longitudinally oriented parts of the spinal cord in which the nerve cell bodies are found, comprising the gray matter of the spinal cord.
lateral column
the lateral portion of the gray substance of the spinal cord, in transverse section seen as a horn; present only in the thoracic and anterior lumbar regions.
rectal c's
anal columns.
spinal column
the rigid structure in the midline of the back, composed of the vertebrae. Called also vertebral column. See also spine.
ventral column
the ventral portion of the gray substance of the spinal cord, in transverse section seen as a horn.
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Moore, who has not ridden since suffering a lateral column fracture to his right arm at Lingfield on March 16, will partner Elna Bright and Mutual Friend at Brighton tomorrow, providing he is passed fit by his surgeon this morning.
The comeback of Britain's champion jockey, who has not ridden competitively since suffering a lateral column fracture to his right arm in a fall at Lingfield in mid-March, will provide another dimension to this year's title race.
Britain's champion jockey has not ridden competitively since suffering a lateral column fracture to his right arm in a fall at Lingfield in mid-March, but after riding out successfully for the last two weeks, Moore is hoping that he can resume race riding shortly after nearly 11 weeks on the sidelines.

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