Dermatomes Glossary of Terms

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Arms: An appendage in anatomy and in clinical trials. See: Arm.

Cervical: Having to do with any kind of neck, including the neck on which the head is perc...

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Lumbar: Referring to the five lumbar vertebrae, the disks below them, and the correspondin...

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Neck: The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders. Also, any narrow or constric...

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Nerve: A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory an...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Sacrum: The large heavy bone at the base of the spine, which is made up of fused sacral v...

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Sensation: In medicine and physiology, sensation refers to the registration of an incoming...

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Sensory: Relating to sensation, to the perception of a stimulus, to the voyage made by inc...

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Spinal cord: The major column of nerve tissue that is connected to the brain and lies with...

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Thoracic: Pertaining to the chest. For example, the thoracic aorta is the part of the aort...

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