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What Is The Job Of The Spinal Cord
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
Bad Prognosis: If spinal cord is severed, all functions inferior will be essentially ablated, and paralysis, sensory perception loss, and bowel/ bladder function will be destroyed. A crush is more variable with maybe some preservation of function, but could be as severe as through and through cut. ...Read more
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Hmmm: Can't be described in 400 characters. Probably can't be appropriately described in a 400 page text book. There are 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 rib bearing thoracic vertebrae, 5 non-rib bearing lumbar vertebrae (there are normal variants to these by the way) .There are 5 fused sacral vertebrae, and usually 3 vestigial coccygeal bones. The spinal cord extends from the brain down to about l1/l2, and.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal Cord Tumor: Although spinal cord tumors are rarer than brain tumors, lesions of the spinal covering (meningiomas), spinal nerves (schwanomma or neurofibroma) or a metastatic tumor from breast or prostrate are the most common tumors to wrap around the spinal cord. Tumors of the spinal cord (ependymoma or astrocytoma) may look like its surrounding the cord, but are usually inside the tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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