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every dorsal spinal nerve root supplies a particular area of the skin, called a dermatome3, which is overlapped, both superiorly and inferiorly, by dermatomes supplied by the adjacent dorsal spinal roots.
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Sher·ring·ton law(sher'ing-tŏn law)
Every dorsal spinal nerve root supplies a particular area of the skin, the dermatome (3) , which is, however, invaded above and below by fibers from the adjacent spinal segments.
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Sherrington,Sir Charles Scott, English physiologist and Nobel laureate, 1857-1952.
Liddell-Sherrington reflex - see under Liddell
Schiff-Sherrington phenomenon - see under Schiff, Moritz
Sherrington law - every dorsal spinal nerve root supplies a particular area of the skin.
Sherrington phenomenon - after the muscles of the leg have been deprived of their motor innervation, stimulation of the sciatic nerve causes slow contraction of the muscles.
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