Crossword clues for spinal
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spinal \Spi"nal\, a. [L. spinalis, fr. spina the spine: cf. F. spinal. See Spine.]
(Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the backbone, or vertebral column; rachidian; vertebral.
Of or pertaining to a spine or spines.
Spinal accessory nerves, the eleventh pair of cranial nerves in the higher vertebrates. They originate from the spinal cord and pass forward into the skull, from which they emerge in company with the pneumogastrics.
Spinal column, the backbone, or connected series or vertebr[ae] which forms the axis of the vertebrate skeleton; the spine; rachis; vertebral column.
Spinal cord, the great nervous cord extending backward from the brain along the dorsal side of the spinal column of a vertebrate animal, and usually terminating in a threadlike appendage called the filum terminale; the spinal, or vertebral, marrow; the myelon. The nervous tissue consists of nerve fibers and nerve cells, the latter being confined to the so-called gray matter of the central portions of the cord, while the peripheral white matter is composed of nerve fibers only. The center of the cord is traversed by a slender canal connecting with the ventricles of the brain.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1570s, from Late Latin spinalis "of or pertaining to a thorn or the spine," from Latin spina (see spine). Spinal tap recorded from 1960.
a. of or relating to the spine
adj. of or relating to the spine or spinal cord; "spinal cord"; "spinal injury"
Usage examples of "spinal".
The muscles in his throat and the strengthened bone of his spinal column prevented Cati from actually snapping his neck, but there was littlie he could do to stop the closure of his windpipe.
The medulla oblongata is traversed by a longitudinal fissure, continuous with that of the spinal cord.
Those of the spinal cord and medulla oblongata are performed without any consciousness or sensation on the part of the subject.
In the posterior chamber of the skull is the cerebellum, anterior to, and below which, is the medulla oblongata, connecting with the spinal cord and sympathetic system.
Its cerebral area includes the posterior and inferior portions of the cerebrum, the entire cerebellum, and that part of the medulla which connects with the spinal cord, all of which sustain intimate relations to vital conditions.
This condition extended through both the larger and the smaller brain, cerebrum, and cerebellum, but was not so marked in the medulla, or commencing portion of the spinal cord, as in the other portions.
IDA : This is a column of sensory and motory nerves on the left side of the spinal cord.
She resumed working on the chemical structure of the neurotrophic growth factor for spinal cord regeneration.
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Luke was a paraplegic, not because of any accident to his spine, but because his spinal nerves were dying of old age.
The impoverished condition of the blood, which led to serous effusions within the ventricles of the brain, and around the brain and spinal cord, and into the pericardial and abdominal cavities, was gradually induced by the action of several causes, but chiefly by the character of the food.
Club-feet, spinal curvature, and other deformities resulting from paralysis, have been successfully treated in our Institution.
These cells receive input from the spinal cord reticular formation, a neuronal network that receives inputs from the entire somato-sensory system.
The ascending tracts collect the various sensations picked up by the spinal cord and carry them upward, through the reticular activating system.
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