Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Dermatome

  • John E. MendozaEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_725

Definition

Dermatome is the area of the skin supplied by a spinal sensory nerve root. Since the nerve roots come in pairs, the dermatome on one side of the body is a mirror image of the other (see Fig. 1). The numbers in figure refer to the level at which the nerve roots enter the spinal vertebrae.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and NeuroscienceTulane Medical School and SE Louisiana Veterans Healthcare SystemNew OrleansUSA