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What Is Another Name For Spinal Cord
Nerve sheath tumor: The most common would be a nerve sheath tumor (schwannoma or neurofibroma) which arise from the sheath of the spinal cord roots. Ependymomas can also occur in this area. Meningioma can compress the spinal cord but arises from the covering of the spinal cord, not the cord itself. Lymphoma, myeloma, and metastatic carcinoma can involve the bone around the cord. ...Read more
Well.. it does not : Exist. There is no spinal cord in the skull. But the pons and medulla lead to the spinal cord which starts at the base of the skull. ...Read more
A few terms: Spinal muscular atrophy refers to a childhood disorder of motor nerve cells. Primary lateral sclerosis is a focal form of ALS which can involve spinal cord. Primary muscular atrophy is another term indicative of a varying location, within cord, sparing upper nerve cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Much too common: Since many spinal cord injuries result in permanent numbness, weakness, and even paralysis, it is important to protect your spinal cord. Avoid high risk behaviors and be smart. During summer months especially we see spinal cord injuries from jumping head first into shallow pools or rivers, and from high speed car/motorcycle accidents, often with alcohol involved. Be safe! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spinal fluid (CSF): Cerebrospinal fluid is produced deep in the brain and then flows down and out around the spinal cord, bathing the brain and cord in protective fluid. It is primarily water with ions (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium), protein, glucose, and other trace substances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on damage: The spinal cord serves as a conduit for information to/from the brain.If cord injury is minor(brief compression/shock) the information transfer may stop for a time & return after any swelling/etc.Is gone. If the injury kills a segment of the cord, the sensation below the segment is lost and voluntary control of muscles below the injury is gone (permanent paralysis). Reflex mvt may persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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