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Lumbar enlargement
Diagrams of the medulla spinalis. (Cervical enlargement labeled at center right.)
Latin intumescentia lumbosacralis
Gray's subject #185 752
Dorlands/Elsevier i_11/12457957

The lumbar enlargement (or lumbosacral enlargement) gives attachment to the nerves which supply the lower limbs. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like bundle of nerve fibers or axons, which includes the glia that ensheath the axons in myelin. ...


It commences about the level of the ninth thoracic vertebra, and reaches its maximum circumference, of about 33 mm., opposite the last thoracic vertebra, below which it tapers rapidly into the conus medullaris. A typical thoracic vertebra The thoracic vertebrae (vertebrae thoracales) compose the middle segment of the vertebral column, between the cervical vertebrae and the lumbar vertebrae. ... The conus medullaris is the terminal end of the spinal cord. ...


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Spinal cord

epidural space, dura mater, subdural space, arachnoid mater, subarachnoid space, pia mater, denticulate ligaments, conus medullaris, cauda equina, filum terminale, cervical enlargement, lumbar enlargement, anterior median fissure, dorsal root, dorsal root ganglion, dorsal ramus, ventral root, ventral ramus, sympathetic trunk, gray ramus communicans, white ramus communicans The Spinal cord nested in the vertebral column. ... The epidural space is a part of the human spine which is very close to the spinal cord, lying just outside the dura mater. ... The dura mater (from the Latin hard mother), or pachymeninx, is the tough and inflexible outermost of the three layers of the meninges surrounding the brain. ... The Cavum Subdurale (subdural space) is an artificial space created by the separation of the arachnoid mater from the dura mater as the result of trauma or pathologic process. ... The Arachnoid mater is one of the three layers of the meninges, interposed between the dura mater and the pia mater and separated from the pia mater by the subarachnoid space. ... The meninges (singular meninx) are the system of membranes that contain the brain. ... The pia mater (Latin: tender mother, itself a translation from Arabic) is the delicate innermost layer of the meninges - the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. ... The pia mater has 21 pairs of denticulate ligaments which attach it to the arachnoid and dura maters. ... The conus medullaris is the terminal end of the spinal cord. ... The cauda equina is a structure within the lower end of the spinal column, that consists of nerve roots and rootlets from above. ... The spinal cord is a part of the vertebrate nervous system that is enclosed in and protected by the vertebral column (it passes through the spinal canal). ... The cervical enlargement corresponds with the attachments of the large nerves which supply the upper limbs. ... Anterior median fissure can refer to: Anterior median fissure of the spinal cord Anterior median fissure of the medulla oblongata Category: ... penis ... This is a dorsal root ganglion (DRG) from a chicken embryo (around stage of day 7) after incubation overnight in NGF growth medium stained with anti-neurofilament antibody. ... In anatomy and neurology, the ventral root is the efferent motor root of a spinal nerve. ... Each spinal nerve receives a branch, gray ramus communicans, from the adjacent ganglion of the sympathetic trunk. ...


grey matter: central canal, substantia gelatinosa of Rolando, reticular formation, substantia gelatinosa centralis, interneuron, anterior horn, lateral horn, posterior horn (column of Clarke, dorsal spinocerebellar tract) Grey matter is a major component of the central nervous system, consisting of nerve cell bodies and short nerve cell extensions/processes (axons and dendrites). ... Cross-section through cervical spinal cord. ... Reticular formation is a part of the brain which is involved in stereotypical actions, such as walking, sleeping, and lying down. ... An interneuron (also called relay neuron or association neuron) is a neuron that communicates only to other neurons. ... The anterior horn of the spinal cord (or anterior cornu, or anterior column) is the ventral (front) grey matter section of the spinal cord. ... In the thoracic region, the postero-lateral part of the anterior column projects lateralward as a triangular field, which is named the lateral column (lateral cornu, lateral horn). ... The posterior horn of the spinal cord is dorsal(more towards the back) to the anterior horn. ... The dorsal nucleus (column of Clarke, Clarkes columns, posterior thoracic nucleus) occupies the medial part of the base of the posterior column, and appears on the transverse section as a well-defined oval area. ... The dorsal spinocerebellar tract conveys proprioceptive information from the body to the cerebellum. ...


white matter: anterior funiculus: descending (anterior corticospinal tract, vestibulospinal fasciculus, tectospinal tract), ascending (anterior spinothalamic tract, anterior proper fasciculus) White matter is one of the two main solid components of the central nervous system. ... The most lateral of the bundles of the anterior nerve roots is generally taken as a dividing line which separates the antero-lateral region into two parts, viz. ... The anterior corticospinal tract (also called the direct pyramidal tract or anterior cerebrospinal fasciculus) is a small bundle of descending fibers that connect the cerebral cortex to the spinal cord. ... The tectospinal tract is part of the indirect extrapyramidal tract and is responsible for coordinating head and eye movements, It is responsible for impulses that are motor. ... The spinothalamic tract is the sensory pathway in the body that transmits pain, temperature, itch and crude touch. ... The remaining fibers of the anterior funiculus constitute what is termed the anterior proper fasciculus (anterior basis bundle). ...


lateral funiculus: descending (lateral corticospinal tract, rubrospinal tract, olivospinal tract), ascending dorsal spinocerebellar tract, ventral spinocerebellar tract, spinothalamic tract, lateral spinothalamic tract, anterior spinothalamic tract, spinotectal tract, posterolateral tract, lateral proper fasciculus, medial longitudinal fasciculus The most lateral of the bundles of the anteior nerve roots is generally taken as a dividing line which separates the antero-lateral region into two parts, viz. ... The corticospinal or pyramidal tract is a massive collection of axons that travel between the cerebral cortex of the brain and the spinal cord. ... The rubrospinal tract is part of the indirect extra-pyramidal tract and is responsible for large muscle movement such as the arms and the legs. ... The dorsal spinocerebellar tract conveys proprioceptive information from the body to the cerebellum. ... The ventral spinocerebellar tract conveys proprioceptive information from the body to the cerebellum. ... The spinothalamic tract is the sensory pathway in the body that transmits pain, temperature, itch and crude touch. ... The spinothalamic tract is the sensory pathway in the body that transmits pain, temperature, itch and crude touch. ... The spinothalamic tract is the sensory pathway in the body that transmits pain, temperature, itch and crude touch. ... The lateral proper fasciculus (lateral basis bundle) constitutes the remainder of the lateral column, and is continuous in front with the anterior proper fasciculus. ... The medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) is a group of axons on each side of the brainstem, that carry information about the direction that the eyes should move. ...


posterior funiculus: fasciculus gracilis, fasciculus cuneatus, posterior proper fasciculus The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The fasciculus cuneatus (tract of Burdach) is triangular on transverse section, and lies between the fasciculus gracilis and the posterior column, its base corresponding with the surface of the medulla spinalis. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
IX. Neurology. 3. The Spinal Cord or Medulla Spinalis. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. (6259 words)
The pairs of spinal nerves are grouped as follows: cervical 8, thoracic 12, lumbar 5, sacral 5, coccygeal 1, and, for convenience of description, the medulla spinalis is divided into cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral regions, corresponding with the attachments of the different groups of nerves.
In the cervical and lumbar enlargements it is greatly increased: in the latter, and especially in the conus medullaris, its proportion to the white substance is greatest (Fig.
Throughout the cervical and thoracic regions the central canal is situated in the anterior third of the medulla spinalis; in the lumbar enlargement it is near the middle, and in the conus medullaris it approaches the posterior surface.
Spinal cord - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (706 words)
There is no cuneate tract in the lumbar part of the spinal cord as sensory information from the arms would not travel through this area.
The cervical enlargement is due to the cord segments from C3 to T1 which innervates the upper limb via the brachial plexus.
The lumbar enlargement arise from segments L1 to S3 and innervates the lower limbs via the lumbar and sacral plexuses.
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