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Vocab Chap 32

EMT Navarro 32

TermDefinition
Anterior Cord Syndrome Loss of most function below the site of injury to the anterior portion of the spinal cord
Brown-Sequarel Syndrom Loss of different functions on opposite sides of the body from injury to one side of the spin
Central Cord Syndrome Loss of function in the upper extremeties caused by injury to the middle portion of the spine
Cervical Spine The first 7 vertebrae of the neck
Coccyx The four fused vertebrae that form the most distal end of the spine, tailbone
Complete Spinal Cord Injury Injury to the spinal cord that results in a complete loss of motr, sensory functions
Disk Fluid filled pad of cartilage between two vertebrae
Incomplete spinal cord injury Injury to the spinal cord that does not affect all spinal cord tracks
Lumbar Spine the five vertebrae located between the sacral and the thoracic spine that form the lower back
Neurogenic hypotension condition associated with injury to the spinal cord that results in vasodilation and relative hypolemia
Priapism A persistent erection of the penis resulting from injury to the spinal nerves to the genitals
Sacral Spine Five vertebrae that are fused together to form the rigid part of the posterior side of the pelvis
Spinal Column the column of 33 vertebrae that enclose and protect the spinal cord
Spinal Cord A column of nervous tissue that exits the brain and extends to the level of L2 within the spinal column
Spinal Shock Injury to the spine; causing paralysis and loss of sensation below the injury
Thoracic spine The 12 vertebrae directly below the cervical vertebrae that comprise the upper back
Vertebrae 33 bony segments of the spinal column
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