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A 22-year-old female asked:

What is a dermatome? saw a chart at a doctor's office showing different dermatome's on a patient.

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Dermatome: A dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied by a single spinal nerve.
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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 35 years experience
Dermatomes: Dermatomes show the sensory areas innervated by a particular spinal nerve root.
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Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Pain Management 31 years experience
Dermatome: Dermatome is the skin innervated by a single spinal nerve.
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Last updated Apr 5, 2014

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