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Cross-section through cervical spinal cord. The central canal is number 10.
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Cross-section through cervical spinal cord. The central canal is number 10.

The central canal is the cerebrospinal fluid-filled space that runs longitudinally through the length of the entire spinal cord. The central canal is contiguous with the ventricular system of the brain. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (740x602, 29 KB) Summary Summary Created with Inkscape by User:Polarlys. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (740x602, 29 KB) Summary Summary Created with Inkscape by User:Polarlys. ... Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear bodily fluid that occupies the subarachnoid space in the brain (the space between the skull and the cerebral cortex—more specifically, between the arachnoid and pia layers of the meninges). ... Cross-section through cervical spinal cord. ... The ventricular system is a fluid conducting system within the brain. ... Comparative brain sizes In the anatomy of animals, the brain, or encephalon (Greek for in the head), is the higher, supervisory center of the nervous system. ...


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Dorlands Medical Dictionary (3842 words)
central canal of spinal cord,    canalis centralis medullae spinalis.
Guyon's canal,   a small superficial canal at the base of the hypothenar bounded by the retinaculum flexorum manus and the musculus flexor carpi ulnaris, which transmits blood vessels and the ulnar nerve from the forearm to the hand.
Sondermann's canals,   conical extensions of the lumen of Schlemm's canal sometimes observed in the inner wall of the canal.
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