Ventral root

The dorsal root contains afferent, or sensory, neurons. Impulses in these neurons travel from peripheral tissues toward the spinal cord. The ventral root contains efferent, or motor, neurons. Impulses in these neurons travel away from the spinal cord toward the peripheral tissues.

At this point, it is important to note that a nerve is defined as a bundle of neuronal axons; some are afferent and some are efferent. A nerve does not consist of entire neurons, only their axons. Furthermore, nerves are found only in the peripheral nervous system. Bundles of neurons with similar functions located within the CNS are referred to as tracts. Therefore, technically speaking, no nerves are within the brain or the spinal cord.

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