rostrocaudal

rostrocaudal

(rŏs″trō-kawd′l) [L. rostrum, snout, beak (of bird), prow (of ship), speaker's platform + L. cauda, tail]
In anatomy, along the long (head-to-tail) axis of the body.
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Brains were trimmed coronally into 5 standard rostrocaudal levels, resulting in 5 brain slices.
The eye blink reflex, vibrissae movement, and orientation of the vibrissae relative to the rostrocaudal axis of the animal were measured.
The oculomotor nuclei extend most of the rostrocaudal length of the upper midbrain at the level of the superior colliculus.
One of the most important factors in the clinical arena is the rostrocaudal gradient for HVA and 5HIAA within the spinal cord (11, 19, 60, 61).
Coronal series presents the full rostrocaudal extent of the right hemisphere in 76 coronal MRI and photomicrographic sections, with 76 corresponding drawings (Chapter 4).
Many of the well-documented changes associated with different SCI models progress in a rostrocaudal direction and influence not only spinal but also cortical and subcortical structures [2].
For example, the development of pain-like behaviors following excitotoxic spinal injury in male rats of three different strains and ovariectomized female rats is related to the rostrocaudal spread of a specific pattern of neuronal loss in the dorsal horn [48].