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spinal cord

n.
The thick, whitish cord of nerve tissue that extends from the medulla oblongata down through the spinal column and from which the spinal nerves branch off to various parts of the body.

spinal cord

n
(Anatomy) the thick cord of nerve tissue within the spinal canal, which in man gives rise to 31 pairs of spinal nerves, and together with the brain forms the central nervous system

spi′nal cord`


n.
the cord of nerve tissue extending through the spinal canal of the spinal column.
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spinal cord
left: section of vertebral column showing the spinal cord within the column
right: segment of spinal cord with nerve fibers arising from it

spinal cord

The long, cord-like part of the central nervous system that is enclosed within the vertebral column (the backbone) and descends from the base of the brain. It branches to form the nerves that convey impulses to and from the tissues of the body.

spinal cord

The cable of nerve tissue running down inside the vertebral column and linking the brain with most of the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinal cord - a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brainspinal cord - 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
funiculus - any of several body structure resembling a cord
spinal vein, vena spinalis - veins that drain the spinal cord
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
Golgi cell, Golgi's cell - a neuron in the cerebral cortex with short dendrites and with either a long axon or a short axon that ramifies in the grey matter
central nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centrale - the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
cerebrospinal fluid, spinal fluid - clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord
Translations
medul·la espinal
mícha
rygmarvruggenmerg
mjelo
selkäydin
חוט השדרה
hrptena moždina
gerincagygerincvelõgerincvelő
mæna
脊髄
척수
medulla spinalis
nugaros smegenys
măduva spinării
miecha
hrbtenjača
kičmena moždinaкичмена мождина
ryggmärg
ไขสันหลัง
tuỷ sốngtủy sống

spinal cord

nmidollo spinale

spine

(spain) noun
1. the line of linked bones running down the back of humans and many animals; the backbone. She damaged her spine when she fell.
2. something like a backbone in shape or function. the spine of a book.
3. a thin, stiff, pointed part growing on an animal or a plant.
ˈspinal adjective
of or concerned with the backbone. a spinal injury.
ˈspineless adjective
1. of an animal, having no spine; invertebrate.
2. of a person, having a weak character; easily dominated.
ˈspiny adjective
full of, or covered with, spines. a spiny cactus.
spinal cord
a cord of nerve cells running up through the backbone.

spinal cord

الـحَبْلُ الشَوْكِيّ mícha rygmarv Rückenmark νωτιαίος μυελός médula selkäydin moelle épinière hrptena moždina midollo spinale 脊髄 척수 ruggenmerg ryggmarg rdzeń kręgowy espinal medula, medula espinhal спинной мозг ryggmärg ไขสันหลัง omurilik tủy sống 脊髓

spi·nal cord

n. médula espinal, columna de tejido nervioso que se extiende desde el bulbo raquídeo hasta la segunda vértebra lumbar y de la cual parten todos los nervios que van al tronco y a las extremidades;
___ compressioncompresión de la ___.
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Half of the money will be donated to Mind in honour of George's late mother who suffered from mental health problems and the rest to Spinal Research in support of their friend who suffered a spinal chord injury while playing rugby in 2010.
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While incomplete paraplegia defines partial damage to the spinal chord.
MS affects the brain and spinal chord, and can cause problems with movement and balance.
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It meant he had backing from many who had been with him all the way from the moment at the age of 12 when he was struck down by transverse myelitis - a condition affecting the spinal chord.
Reid was stuck with a disease that attacked his spinal chord when he was only 13 but tennis helped him recover from the devastating effect it had on his life.
It is proposed that in the young embryo, just after the spinal chord is formed, two main holographic grating are created--one at the base of the spine and one at the top of the head (see Figure 1).
Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Anne Bolster told the inquest Mr McLaughlin suffered multiple lacerations of the lungs, arteries, and spinal chord and multiple fractures of the ribs and pelvis.
The Glaswegian was just 12 when he contracted transverse myelitis - a disease affecting the spinal chord.
New discussions of treatments for metastatic spinal disease and spinal chord compression are also included.
The benefits of this breakthrough research are profoundly important to those who suffer spinal chord injuries across Australia and the world, Mr Sachse said.