From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular length of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain (the medulla oblongata specifically). The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system.
The spinal cord functions primarily in the transmission of neural signals between the brain and the rest of the body but also contains neural circuits that can independently control numerous reflexes and central pattern generators.
- Cauda equina
- Conus medullaris
- Spinal nerves
- Lumbar puncture
- Neutral spine
- Brown-Sequard Syndrome
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