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Medulla in general means the inner part, and derives from the Latin word for 'marrow'. In medicine it is contrasted to the cortex. Examples of its use include: Look up cortex in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Other non-medical uses of the term include: Position of medulla oblangata in the human brain The medulla oblongata is the lower portion of the brainstem. ... The brain stem is the stalk of the brain below the cerebral hemispheres. ... The renal medulla is the innermost part of the kidney. ... Human kidneys viewed from behind with spine removed The kidneys are bean-shaped excretory organs in vertebrates. ... Grays Fig. ... Grays Anatomy illustration of cells in bone marrow. ... Grays Anatomy illustration of cells in bone marrow. ... Grays illustration of a human femur, a typically recognized bone. ... 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). ... Cross-section through cervical spinal cord. ...

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IX. Neurology. 3. The Spinal Cord or Medulla Spinalis. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. (6259 words)
It is separated from the surface of the medulla spinalis by a layer of white substance which is traversed by the bundles of the anterior nerve roots.
The posterior gray commissure reaches from the central canal to the posterior median septum, and is thinnest in the thoracic region, and thickest in the conus medullaris.
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.
Medulla oblongata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (504 words)
The medulla oblongata is the lower portion of the brainstem.
The medulla is often thought of as being in two parts, an open part (close to the pons), and a closed part (further down towards the spinal cord).
The 'opening' referred to is on the dorsal side of the medulla, and forms part of the fourth ventricle of the brain.
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