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rostral

 [ros´tral]
1. pertaining to, resembling, or having a rostrum or beak.
2. situated toward a rostrum (oral and nasal region). In humans this may mean superior (in relationships of areas of the spinal cord) or anterior (in relationships of brain areas).
rostral spread the distribution of a narcotic within the cerebrospinal fluid during epidural administration; it is determined by fat and water solubility properties of the narcotic.

ros·tral

(ros'trăl), [TA]
1. Relating to any rostrum or anatomic structure resembling a beak.
2. At the head end.
Synonym(s): rostralis [TA]
[L. rostralis, fr. rostrum, beak]

rostral

/ros·tral/ (ros´tral)
1. pertaining to or resembling a rostrum; having a rostrum or beak.
2. situated toward a rostrum or toward the beak (oral and nasal region), which may mean superior (in relationships of areas of the spinal cord) or anterior or ventral (in relationships of brain areas).

rostral

(rŏs′trəl, rô′strəl)
adj.
1. Anatomy At, near, or toward the head, especially the front of the head: the rostral prefrontal cortex.
2. Of or relating to a rostrum.

ros′tral·ly adv.

rostral

[ros′trəl]
beak-shaped. rostrum, n.

ros·tral

(ros'trăl) [TA]
Relating to any rostrum or anatomic structure resembling a beak.
[L. rostralis, fr. rostrum, beak]

rostral

oriented toward head (contrast with caudal)

rostral

1. pertaining to or resembling a rostrum; having a rostrum or beak.
2. situated toward a rostrum or toward the beak, i.e. toward the front of the head.

rostral colliculus
see midbrain colliculus.
rostral salivatory nucleus
see salivatory nucleus.

Patient discussion about rostral

Q. I need help with a delicate topic. My neice was diagnoised with Cranial Transannular Where he forehead was once as normal, now it has a forming point in the center to make it look as though her skull is shrinking inward. Please anyone help with any information you may have

A. your question troubled me... from what i know of bone development - what you say can very much happen but i never heard of a case like that.and i looked a bit about maybe some information about it, but i'm pretty sure that the name you gave is not the disease that she has, it's just a description. Cranial means skull, Trans means cross over and Annular means ring. but if you'll find the right name, or if it is really the real name, here is a bit of places you might find information-

http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec05.html

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bonediseases.html

Q. Is there any problem, if an arachnoid cyst ,2cmx1.5cm size, rostral to cerebellar region left untreated? symptoms: repeated headaches, twitching of muscles, tiredness

A. An arachnoid cyst that leads to symptoms usually needs treatment. Mild symptoms as you suggested are ok to left untreated however gradual onset of new symptoms may arise such as seizures, paralysis and other complications, therefore once symptoms occur one should consider treatment.

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24) The action potentials travel rostrally through the spinal cord sensory pathway to produce the P37/P40 potentials in the cortex.
Minimal lesions occurred as far rostrally as the thalamus, and basal nuclei and were limited to mild lymphocytic and plasma cell perivascular cuffing, with scattered microgliosis and, rarely, neuronal necrosis.
Rostrally it articulates with the caudal edge of the basisphenoid.
Frontal (Fr): the frontal bones are joined medially along their entire length, articulating rostrally with the prefrontal bones, caudally with the parietal bones and caudolaterally with the postorbital bones.
The goose tongue is composed of 4 parts rostrally to caudally: apex, body, lingual prominence, and root of the tongue.
2] laser associated with a nonabsorbable suture through the mandibular symphysis pulling the tongue rostrally.
The ice was placed on an area anticipated to be insensate (T11) and moved rostrally then caudally from there asking the patients to report when they could feel cold.
The chorda tympani nerve comes off rostrally, courses ventrally to the first pharyngeal pouch, and enters the mandibular arch.
Moreover, the longer residence time of morphine in the cerebrospinal fluid allows it to spread rostrally, from which complications such as respiratory depression may arise.
By using wire twisters, the wire was twisted on the dorsal aspect of the beak and bent rostrally (Fig 3).
The rostrally directed puncture was made at the upper level of L-1, after reviewing the patient's preoperative spine imaging to determine the level of the conus.
In pet birds, the sinuses extend into the upper beak and are connected by a transverse canal lined rostrally by stratified squamous epithelium and caudally by alternating rows of ciliated ceils and intraepithelial mucous glands.