spinal cord

Definitions

  • Brain and spinal cord
    Brain and spinal cord
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spinal 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sense of touch: electrical impulses travel from the skin toward the spinal cord at a rate of up to 425 feet per second.
    • Spinal cord the great nervous cord extending backward from the brain along the dorsal side of the spinal column of a vertebrate animal, and usually terminating in a threadlike appendage called the filum terminale; the spinal, or vertebral, marrow; the myelon. The nervous tissue consists of nerve fibers and nerve cells, the latter being confined to the so-called gray matter of the central portions of the cord, while the peripheral white matter is composed of nerve fibers only. The center of the cord is traversed by a slender canal connecting with the ventricles of the brain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spinal cord the main neural axis of every vertebrate
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Usage

In literature:

Beginning with the spinal cord, we find the simplest processes, and they grow more complex as we go up toward the brain.
"The Story of the Mind" by James Mark Baldwin
I reckon he must have shocked the spinal cord or something because I was fair paralyzed for an hour or two.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Rub each evening along the spinal cord with hot olive oil.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Give an account of the structure (including histology) and of the functions of the spinal cord and spinal nerves of the frog.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
The brain is continuous with the spinal cord.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD are quite often the seat of syphilitic affections.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
A large cord called the spinal cord, lies safely in a bony case made by the spine, and many nerves branch off from this.
"Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes" by Jane Andrews
The spinal cord is exposed in the neck below the foramen.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, April 1887" by Various
Some of the nerves start from cells of the spinal cord.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
Verna's bullet had severed the spinal cord.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

We've seen the sparks of Empire fly beyond the mountain bars,
Till, glittering o'er the Western wave, they joined the setting stars;
And ocean trodden into paths that trampling giants ford,
To find the planet's vertebrae and sink its spinal cord.
"Meeting Of The Alumni Of Harvard College" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

A BUMPY ROAD One year after spinal cord injury, standout young Tahoe moguls skier is on the road to recovery.
Continuous Spinal Cord Stimulation Improves Heart Function.
Continuous spinal cord stimulation improves heart function.
Derek was approached by Isaac, a hospital lab tech with a tumor wrapped around his spinal cord.
The donation will benefit the Children's Institute 's Centers of Excellence, which helps kids with Prader-Willi syndrome, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and autism.
He was initially diagnosed with an incomplete spinal cord lesion.
Caring for spinal cord patients can be difficult for nurses as well as patients themselves.
Spinal cord removal tool.
"We think it initiates motion, and it has really giant neurons with projections that go far down the spinal cord ," said Mr Noga, who is a scientist at the university's Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
A spinal cord injury (SCI) can result from trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident, violence, or a fall.
Trainers tend to Adam Taliaferro after he suffered severe spinal-cord injury at Ohio.
Gymnast Jorge Valdés' Miraculous Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury.
Moosic man reports theft of ' spinal cord stimulator'.
Scientists Find a Way to Make the Spinal Cord Transparent for Study.
Continuous Spinal Cord Stimulation Improves Heart Function.
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In science:

They concluded that IMRT and IMAT had comparable target coverage, and that IMRT resulted in more spinal cord sparing if one arc was used, and comparable sparing if two were used.
When is Better Best? A multiobjective perspective
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