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Bony part of the neck forming the upper terminal part of the vertebral column.
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Branch of the spinal nerve connecting the ganglions of the sympathetic trunk to the spinal cord.
Space filled with blood vessels and adipose tissue; separates the dura mater from the vertebra and has a protective function.
Fluid contained between the arachnoid and the pia mater around the spinal cord and serving mainly as a shock absorber; it protects the entire central nervous system.
Thick and resistant outer meninx fusing with the tissue covering the spinal nerves; it does not adhere directly to the bony vertebral wall.
Posterior middle protuberance of the vertebra; the attachment point for the back muscles.
Part of the central nervous system located in the vertebral column; it receives and transmits nerve information and releases the reflexes.
structure of the spinal cord
Anterior bony cylinder of a vertebra surrounded by two transverse processes.
Nerve formed by the union of the sensory and motor roots; it communicates nerve messages between the spinal cord and the various parts of the organism.
Bony protuberance extending laterally from each side of the vertebra; the muscles are attached to it.
Bundle of motor nerve fibers (axons) communicating information from the spinal cord to the periphery of the body, especially the muscles.
Bundle of sensitive nerve fibers that carry the spinal ganglions and communicate information from the body’s periphery to the spinal cord.
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