Spinal Cord Anatomy

Spinal Cord Anatomy - Spinal Cord Anatomy Protection of...

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Spinal Cord Anatomy Protection of Spinal Cord: vertebral column , meninges & cerebrospinal fluid ( CSF ) - vertebral column: spinal cord is located within the vertebral canal of the vertebral column o provide additional protection - meninges: 3 connective tissue membranes just external to spinal cord o dura mater , arachnoid , & pia mater o epidural space: between vertebrae & dura mater; o denticulate ligaments : extensions or thickenings of the pia mater that suspend the spinal cord within the meninges (protection against shock) - cerebrospinal fluid: formed by choroid plexuses hanging from the roof of the o lumbar puncture (spinal tap): removal of CSF for testing; larger space in meningeal sac in lumbar area since spinal cord ends at L1 Spinal Cord: enclosed within vertebral column; extends from foramen magnum of skull to level of first or second lumbar vertebrae
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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