spinal canal


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spinal canal

n.
The passage formed by successive openings in the articulated vertebrae through which the spinal cord and its membranes pass. Also called vertebral canal.

spinal canal

n
(Anatomy) the natural passage through the centre of the spinal column that contains the spinal cord

spi′nal canal`


n.
the tube formed by the vertebrae in which the spinal cord and its membranes are located.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinal canal - the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passesspinal canal - the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
spinal column, spine, vertebral column, rachis, backbone, back - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
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His cranial cavity is continuous with the first neck-vertebra; and in that vertebra the bottom of the spinal canal will measure ten inches across, being eight in height, and of a triangular figure with the base downwards.
The relationship of developmental narrowing of the cervical spinal canal to reversible and irreversible injury of the cervical spinal cord in football players.
Eight months after injury, he underwent surgery in which a functional L1 nerve above the injury site "was divided extradurally at its exit from the spinal canal and brought within the dural sac," then sutured end-to-end to sacral-level S3 and S4 nerve roots.
The rationale behind the pneumatic vest is that it creates an axial load that reduces the cross-section dimensions of the spinal canal.
Nasal glial heterotopia (nasal giloma) is the term used to describe a mass made up of mature brain tissue that is isolated from the cranial cavity or spinal canal.
As people get older, the discs that cushion the vertebrae can dry out and protrude into the spinal canal.
Basal skull and cervical spine CT findings include spinal canal stenosis, mild platybasia with angulation and compression into the cervicomedullary junction, and downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils (Figure 4).
Spinal canal is a confined space; an expanding space-occupying lesion may develop which may compress the contents of the spinal canal and can lead to catastrophic nerve ischemia such as permanent neurologic damage.
The spinal canal often narrows due to a gradual, degenerative process that causes structural changes in the spine.
Technically, a spinal cord injury is the one that damages nerves at the ends of your spinal canal.
A herniated disc is more likely to cause pain than a bulging disc because it's more likely to come into contact with the nerves in the spinal canal.