Ventral root:

spinal cord with arrow indicating a ventral root.

spinal cord with arrow indicating a ventral root.

the motor root of a spinal nerve, which carries motor information from the spinal cord to the rest of the body and leaves from the anterior side of the cord.

Learn more: Know your brain - Spinal cord

Watch this 2-Minute Neuroscience video to learn more about the exterior of the spinal cord and this video to learn more about the interior of the spinal cord.