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acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord acute anterior poliomyelitis , infantile paralysis , polio , poliomyelitis
nerves carrying impulses to brain or spinal cord afferent
neuron conducting impulses inwards to the brain or spinal cord afferent neuron , sensory neuron
cord (usually of goat's hair) that Arabs (especially Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kaffiyeh agal
cord of Arab headdress agal
ornamental tagged cord or braid on the shoulder of a uniform aglet , aiglet , aiguilette
shoulder cord or braid on uniform aiguillete , fourragère
thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs ALS , amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , Lou Gehrig's disease
(usually used in the plural) a cord used to tie an apron at the waist apron string
extension upward of the toes when the sole of the foot is stroked firmly on the outer side from the heel to the front; normal in infants under the age of two years but a sign of brain or spinal cord injury in older persons Babinski , Babinski reflex , Babinski sign
series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord back , backbone , rachis , spinal column , spine , vertebral column
cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure band , isthmus
handle or cord that is pulled to ring a doorbell or a servant's bell etc. bellpull
scar where the umbilical cord was attached bellybutton , navel , omphalos , omphalus , umbilicus
cord for trimming bobbin
cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie bola , bola tie , bolo , bolo tie
necktie cord with clasp bolo tie
curved piece of resilient wood with taut cord to propel arrows bow
that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord brain , encephalon
part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus brain-stem , brain stem , brainstem
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