Glossary of Terms
Ligands - Messenger molecules that bind to and activate receptors on the surface of cells, which then change the behavior of the cell.
Locomotor Training - A rehabilitation therapy that enables some people with spinal cord injuries to regain limited independent walking. The training involves supporting people over a treadmill while they are helped to make stepping motions.
Lumbar - The low-level nervous structure of the spinal cord responsible for controlling the abdomen, hips, quadriceps, hamstrings, feet and ejaculation.
Courtesy Christopher Reeve Foundation