Dorsal Root Ganglion: Function & Definition


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Which system of nerves allows us to sense the outer world, on the edges of our bodies, including the detection of pain and touch?

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1. Which pathway is the dorsal root ganglion related to?

2. Where are dorsal root ganglia located?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz will ask you to identify the structure and function of spinal ganglion. You'll also need to be familiar with the nervous sub-system associated with spinal ganglion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and matching worksheet will test your comprehension of:

  • Nervous sub-systems
  • The pathway related to the dorsal root ganglion
  • Where dorsal root ganglia are located
  • The benefits of spinal ganglion

Skills Practiced

These assessment tools allow you to practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human anatomy and physiology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the anatomical location of spinal ganglion and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the dorsal root ganglion's function within a nervous sub-system

Additional Learning

View the corresponding lesson titled Dorsal Root Ganglion: Function & Definition to learn more detailed facts about this cluster of nerve cells. Additional topics discussed in this lesson include:

  • How messages of pain are transmitted to the brain
  • Other names for spinal ganglion
  • The function of the long axon