Magendie, François (1738–1855)
François Magendie was a French physiologist, regarded as the father of experimental pharmacology. He introduced the medical use of several drugs (e.g., morphine; and first proved that in a spinal nerve the ventral (anterior) root has a motor function and the dorsal (posterior) root a sensory function.
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