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Ch 14 Nervous System

Spinal Cord & Spinal Nerves

group of nerve roots that begin where the spinal cord ends and continue inferiorly within the spinal cavity. they look like the tail of a horse cauda equina
area between the dura mater and the vertebral body. It is filled with fatty tissue and blood vessels epidural space
hollow cavity within each vertebra. It contains the spinal cord. It is also known as the spinal canal spinal cavity
part of the CNS. It begins at the medulla oblongata of the brain and extends down the back within the spinal cavity. It ends at the lumbar vertebra L2 and separates into the nerve roots (cauda equina) spinal cord
group of spinal nerve roots that enter the posterior (dorsal) part of the spinal cord and carry sensory nerve impulses from the body to the spinal cord dorsal nerve roots
31 pairs of nerves. Each pair joins the spinal cord in the area between 2 vertebrae. An individual spinal nerve consist of dorsal nerve roots and ventral nerve roots spinal nerves
group of spinal nerve roots that exit from the anterior (ventral) part of the spinal cord and carry motor nerve impulses to the body ventral nerve roots
Created by: ricrom81