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Unformatted text preview: Gross Anatomy * medullary cone-taper of the distal cord * cauda equina-bundle of nerves originating from the lumbar and sacral cord * Terminal filum-fibrous continuation of the cord beyond the medullary cone * consists of pia mater and neuroglial elements . * s a vestige of the spinal cord of the embryonic tail , but in the adult it has no functional significance . Cauda Equina and Terminal Filum Cauda equina with conus medularis and terminal filum Cauda Equina Meninges of the Spinal Cord * three fibrous membranes that encloses the cord * dura mater-tough outer covering * epidural space-between vetebrae and dura mater, contains blood vessels and adipose tissue * subdural space- space between dura and arachnoid mater * arachnoid mater * subarchnoidl space-contains CSF * pia mater-translucent membrane that close contours the cord and forms the terminal filum beyond the medullary cone Spinal Cord...
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