Definition of Spinal cord

1. Noun. A major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region.




Definition of Spinal cord

1. Noun. (anatomy) A thick, whitish cord of nerve tissue which is a major part of the vertebrate central nervous system. It extends from the brain stem down through the spine, with nerves branching off to various parts of the body. ¹

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Medical Definition of Spinal cord

1. Elongated, approximately cylindrical part of the central nervous system of vertebrates that lies in the vertebral canal and from which the spinal nerves emerge. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinal Cord

spinal anaesthetic
spinal analgesia
spinal anesthesia
spinal anesthetic
spinal apoplexy
spinal arteries
spinal ataxia
spinal block
spinal board
spinal canal
spinal chord
spinal column
spinal columns
spinal concussion
spinal cord (current term)
spinal cord compression
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spinal cord injuries
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spinal cord neoplasms
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spinal curvatures
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spinal dysraphism
spinal fluid
spinal fractures
spinal fusion

Literary usage of Spinal cord

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Diseases of the spinal cord. London, 1908, II. Frowde. 438 p. 8°. 1. Diagnosis of Involvement of Single and Multiple Neuron Systems in the spinal cord ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The Cérébro-spinal Centre consists of two parts, the spinal cord and the encephalon; ... The membranes which envelop the spinal cord are three in number. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Any interruption in the spinal cord interferes with the carrying ... There then results disease of the spinal cord the symptoms of which will differ ..."

4. Psychology: General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1907)
"Represents a transverse section across the spinal cord. The left-hand side of the figure represents the tissue as it would be seen in a section. ..."

5. Psychology: General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1907)
"Represents a transverse section across the spinal cord. The left-hand side of the figure represents the tissue as it would be seen in a section. ..."

6. Psychology: General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1907)
"Represents a transverse section across the spinal cord. The left-hand side of the figure represents the tissue as it would be seen in a section. ..."

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