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Rolando's gelatinous substance

Alternative eponyms

  • Rolando's substance

Synonyms

Substantia gelatinosa.

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The apical part of the posterior horn of the spinal cord's gray matter composed largely of very small nerve cells.

Description

The apical part of the posterior horn of the spinal cord's gray matter composed largely of very small nerve cells; its gelatinous appearance is due to its very low content of myelinated nerve fibres.

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