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arises from two sets of roots (cranial and spinal) that unite to form the nerve accessory nerve , eleventh cranial nerve , nervus accessorius , spinal accessory
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
air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy air bladder , swim bladder
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
part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs axial skeleton
spinal column axis , backbone , chine , rachis , spine , vertebrae
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
network of nerves formed by cervical and thoracic spinal nerves and supplying the arm and parts of the shoulder brachial plexus , plexus brachialis
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
lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata) bulb , medulla , medulla oblongata
canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes canalis vertebralis , spinal canal , vertebral canal
regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the caudal end of the spinal canal; now largely replaced by epidural anesthesia caudal anaesthesia , caudal anesthesia , caudal block
nervous system, brain and spinal cord of central nervous system
portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord central nervous system , CNS , systema nervosum centrale
fishlike animals having a notochord rather than a true spinal column cephalochordate
inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges cerebromeningitis , encephalomeningitis , meningoencephalitis
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