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central nervous system click to hear : central nervous system

Part of the nervous system connected to the peripheral nervous system formed by the encephalon and the spinal cord; it controls and deciphers nerve information.
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cerebrum cerebellum dura mater vertebral column terminal filament internal filum terminale spinal cord

cerebrum click to hear : cerebrum

Large part of the encephalon formed of two hemispheres; it contains the control center of the higher nerve functions (motor activities, language and others).

cerebellum click to hear : cerebellum

Part of the encephalon that mainly controls motor coordination, equilibrium, muscle tone and posture.

dura mater click to hear : dura mater

Thick and resistant outer meninx fusing with the tissue covering the spinal nerves; it does not adhere directly to the bony vertebral wall.

vertebral column click to hear : vertebral column

Movable bony axis made up of various parts articulating with each other (vertebrae); it supports the skeleton and contains the spinal cord.

terminal filament click to hear : terminal filament

Thin fibrous cord that is a continuation of the spinal cord between the second lumbar vertebra and the coccyx.

internal filum terminale click to hear : internal filum terminale

Terminal part of the dura mater extending to the second sacral vertebra.

spinal cord click to hear : spinal cord

Part of the central nervous system located in the vertebral column; it receives and transmits nerve information and releases the reflexes.