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Lecture 13 - Central Nervous System

Lecture 13 - Central Nervous System

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Central Nervous System:³CNS´
Spinal Cord Brain
 
Th
e Spinal Cord
Foramen magnum to L1 or L2
Runs t
h
roug
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t
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e vertebral canal of t
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evertebral column
Functions
1.Sensory and motor innervation
of entire bodyinferior to t
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e
h
ead t
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roug
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t
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e
spinal nerves2.Two-way conduction pathwa
between t
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e bodyand t
h
e brain
3.Major center for reflexes
 
Fetal 3
rd
mont
h
: ends atcoccyx
Birt
h
: ends at L3
 Adult position at approx L1-2during c
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ild
h
ood
End:
onus medullaris
Th
is tapers into
ilum terminale
of connective tissue, tet
h
eredto coccyx
Spinal cord segments aresuperior to w
h
ere t
h
eir corresponding spinal nervesemerge t
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roug
h
intervetebralforamina (see also fig 17.5, p288)
D
enti 
ulate ligaments
: laterals
h
elves of pia mater anc
h
oringto dura (meninges: more later)
Spinal cord
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