anatomy 14

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anatomy 14
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2011-05-08 21:52:16
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anatomy 14
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  1. central nervous system (CNS)
    • consists of the spinal cord and brain
    • the spinal cord integrates and processes information on its own, in addition to relaying information to and from the brain
  2. What does the adult spinal cord contain?
    • posterior median sulcus (shallow)
    • anterior median fissure (wide)
    • includes localized enlargements
  3. enlargements
    • cervical and lumbar
    • expanded regions where there in increased gray matter to provide innervation of the limbs
  4. Where does the adult spinal extend from?
    from the foramen magnum to LI
  5. Where does the spinal cord taper?
    tapers to a conical tip (conus medullaris)

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