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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(2011b; 2015; 2016) explored the role of local protein synthesis in regenerating axons, combined acetylcholinesterase and silver method for demonstrating motor endplates, and expression of Akt, MAPK, c-Jun and c-Fos in the dorsal root ganglia in accelerating motor and sensory functional recovery after crush injury by H.
n5-STZ Diabetic model develops alterations in sciatic nerve and dorsal root ganglia neurons of Wistar rats.
Abbott's DRG therapy is a form of neurostimulation that specifically targets the dorsal root ganglion, a structure along the spinal column which is densely populated with nerves that transmit sensory information to the central nervous system.
Cisplatin modulates voltage gated channel currents of dorsal root ganglion neurons of rats.
In cases where dorsal root ganglion cells and sensorial fibers extending to the periphery are intact and anatomic-physiologic integrity is protected, normal SNAPs are obtained, whereas in cases where there is damage in proximal axons reaching the spinal cord from dorsal root ganglion, dermatomal sensory deficit may occur (4).
Kramer, "The dorsal root ganglion as a therapeutic target for chronic pain," Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, vol.
Several studies specifically targeted ion channels (VGSCs, hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channels) in the dorsal root ganglion that are primarily related to nociception.
The aim of this report is to describe the use of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation to treat chronic coccydynia.
Hammond, "Spinal nerve ligation does not alter the expression or function of GABA(B) receptors in spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia of the rat," Neuroscience, vol.
Adequate modeling of a pain system in vitro, for example, would require some combination of keratinocytes and nerve endings, cultures of neurons and glial cells in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and the dorsal horn (DH), or other neuronal networks of the brain.
Herpes zoster is caused by reactivation of the varicellazoster virus, which lies within the dorsal root ganglion of a spinal nerve.