medulla spinalis


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n medulla spinalis 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
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In literature:

On the Reflex Functions of the Medulla Oblongata and the Medulla Spinalis, in Phil.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
In the medulla spinalis no fibres can be distinguished until the fourth month.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby