a rule concerning the position of the long tracts of the spinal cord: the further the nerve fibers run lengthwise in the cord, the more they are situated toward the periphery. (Although this axiom is accurate for the long descending tracts, it is not correct for the ascending ones in the posterior column).
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Fla·tau law(flah'tow law)
A law concerning the excentric position of the long spinal tracts; the greater the distance the nerve fibers run lengthwise in the cord, the more they tend to be situated toward its periphery.
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Flatau,Edward, Polish neurologist, 1869-1932.
Flatau law - a law concerning the eccentric position of the long spinal tracts.
Flatau syndrome - recessive trait resulting in bizarre movements brought on by physical activity. Synonym(s): torsion dystonia
Flatau-Schilder disease - Synonym(s): Schilder disease
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