Anterior Horn

The term anterior horn (also frontal horn, anterior cornu, frontal cornu) may refer to either of two separate anatomical structures within the central nervous system:

  • anterior horn of lateral ventricle in the brain, which passes forward, laterally, and slightly downward from the interventricular foramen into the frontal lobe
  • anterior horn of spinal cord, the ventral (front) grey matter section of the spinal cord which contains motor neurons that affect the axial muscles

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Anterior Horn Of Spinal Cord
... The anterior horn of the spinal cord (also called the anterior cornu, anterior column or ventral horn) is the ventral (front) grey matter section of the ... The anterior horn contains motor neurons that affect the axial muscles while the posterior horn receives information regarding touch and sensation ... The anterior horn is where the cell bodies of alpha motor neurons are located ...

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