column of Burdach

column of Burdach
column of Bur·dach -'bər-dək, -'bu̇r-, -.däk n FASCICULUS CUNEATUS
Bur·dach 'bu̇r-däk Karl Friedrich (1776-1847)
German anatomist. Burdach was a specialist in the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, particularly the brain and spinal cord. He also delved into embryology, making studies of embryonic brains. His significant contributions to neuroanatomy were his descriptions of many of the fiber bundles of the brain and spinal cord. In 1806 he gave the first complete description of the fasciculus cuneatus, sometimes known as Burdach's column. In addition he wrote a physiology textbook.

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  • Burdach fasciculus (column fibers tract) etc. — Bur·dach fasciculus (column, fibers, tract), etc. (b rґdahk) [Karl Friedrich Burdach, German physiologist, 1776–1847] see under fissure, and see fasciculus cuneatus medullae spinalis, and nucleus cuneatus …   Medical dictionary

  • column — 1. An anatomic part or structure in the form of a pillar or cylindric funiculus. SEE ALSO: fascicle. 2. A vertical object (usually cylindrical), mass, or formation. SYN: columna [TA]. [L. columna] …   Medical dictionary

  • Burdach — Karl F., German anatomist and physiologist, 1776–1847. See B. column, B. fasciculus, B. nucleus, B. tract …   Medical dictionary

  • Burdach column — fasciculus cuneatus medullae spinalis …   Medical dictionary

  • tract of Burdach — n FASCICULUS CUNEATUS K. F. Burdach see COLUMN OF BURDACH …   Medical dictionary

  • Karl Friedrich Burdach — (1776 1847) was a German physiologist, born in Leipzig.He was graduated in medicine there in 1800; became professor of physiology in the University of Dorpat in 1811, and four years later took a similar position at the University of… …   Wikipedia

  • nucleus of Burdach column — n. cuneatus …   Medical dictionary

  • fasciculus cuneatus — fasciculus cu·ne·atus .kyü nē āt əs n either of a pair of nerve tracts of the posterior funiculus of the spinal cord that are situated on opposite sides of the posterior median septum lateral to the fasciculus gracilis and that carry nerve fibers …   Medical dictionary

  • Nucleus — 1) In cell biology, the structure that houses the chromosomes. 2) In neuroanatomy, a group of nerve cells. * * * 1. In cytology, typically a rounded or oval mass of protoplasm within the cytoplasm of a plant or animal cell; it is surrounded by a… …   Medical dictionary

  • fasciculus — 1. SYN: fascicle. 2. SYN: cord. 3. SYN: bundle. [L. dim. of fascis, bundle] f. anterior musculi palatopharyngei [TA] SYN: anterior fascicle of palatopharyngeus (muscle). anterior f. proprius [TA] SYN: fasciculi proprii …   Medical dictionary

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