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Anterolateral

Definition
adjective
(anatomy) In front of the body, away from the middle line
Supplement
The term anterolateral is used in anatomy to describe one that which is in front and away from the middle line of the body.
Below are derived terms:

  • Anterolaeral central arteries, also known as lateral striate arteries, pertain to the numerous small branches from the shenoidal portion of the middle cerebral arteries supplying the lateral and anterior parts of the corpus striatum.
  • Anterolateral column of the spinal cord, also referred to as the lateral funiculus, is the lateral white column of the spinal cord between the lines of exit and entrance of the anterior and posterior nerve roots.
  • Anterolateral fontanel, also known as the sphenoidal fontanel, is an irregularly shaped interval oneither side where the frontal, sphenoidal angle of the parietal, squamous portion of the temporal and greater wing of the sphenoid meet.

Compare:

  • posterolateral
  • Related term(s):

    • Anterolateral central arteries
    • Anterolateral column of spinal cord
    • Anterolateral fontanel
    • anterolateral system

    Mentioned in:

  • Lesser wing of sphenoid bone
  • Ala minor
  • Ala orbitalis
  • Ingrassias apophysis
  • Ingrassias wing
  • Fonticulus sphenoidalis
  • Substernomastoid
  • Muscles of neck
  • Musculi colli
  • Medial branches
  • Anterolateral central arteries
  • Anterolateral column of spinal cord
  • Fonticulus anterolateralis
  • Anterolateral fontanel
  • Oblong pit of arytenoid cartilage
  • Anterior funiculus
  • Anterior primary division
  • Sternomastoid muscle
  • Rectus sheath


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