cord


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

cord

 [kord]
any long, cylindrical, flexible structure; called also chord, chorda, and funiculus.
spermatic cord the structure extending from the abdominal inguinal ring to the testis, comprising the pampiniform plexus, nerves, ductus deferens, testicular artery, and other vessels.
spinal cord see spinal cord.
tethered cord a congenital anomaly resulting from defective closure of the neural tube; the conus medullaris is abnormally low and tethered by a short, thickened filum terminale, fibrous bands, intradural lipoma, or some other intradural abnormality. Surgical correction in infancy or early childhood is necessary to prevent progressive neurological deficit in the lower limb and bladder dysfunction.
umbilical cord see umbilical cord.
vocal c's see vocal cords.

cord

(kōrd), [TA] Avoid the misspelling chord.
1. In anatomy, any long ropelike structure, composed of several to many longitudinally oriented fibers, vessels, ducts, or combinations thereof.
See also: chorda.
2. In histopathology, a line of tumor cells only one cell in width.
Synonym(s): fasciculus (2) [TA], funiculus [TA], funicle
[L. chorda, a string]

cord

(kôrd)
n.
also chord Anatomy A long ropelike structure, such as a nerve or tendon: a spinal cord.

cord′er n.

cord

ENT See Fixed vocal cord, Spinal cord, Vocal cord Obstetrics See Umbilical cord.

cord

(kōrd) [TA]
1. anatomy Any long, ropelike structure. A small, cordlike structure composed of several to many longitudinally oriented fibers, vessels, ducts, or combinations thereof.
Synonym(s): fasciculus (2) [TA] , funiculus [TA] , funicle.
2. histopathology A line of tumor cells only one cell in width.
[L. chorda, a string]

cord

(kord) [Gr. khorde]
1. A stringlike structure.
2. The umbilical cord.
3. A firm, elongated structure consistent with a thrombosed vein, esp. in the extremities, where it may be felt on palpation.

nuchal cord

The condition in which the umbilical cord is found wrapped around the neck of the fetus during delivery. If the cord cannot be unwrapped easily, or if there is more than one loop, the cord should be clamped and cut before delivery continues.

splenic cord

A spongelike cord in the red pulp of the spleen composed of macrophages and dendritic cells. The macrophages phagocytize pathogens, cell debris, and cells that are old, abnormal, or damaged, esp. red blood cells. Phagocytosis may be increased when the spleen is enlarged (splenomegaly). Synonym: cords of Billroth

spermatic cord

The cord by which the testis is connected to the abdominal inguinal ring. It surrounds the ductus deferens, blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerves supplying the testis and epididymis. These are enclosed in the cremasteric fascia, which forms an investing sheath.
Enlarge picture
UMBILICAL CORD

umbilical cord

The attachment connecting the fetus with the placenta. It contains two arteries and one vein surrounded by a gelatinous substance (Wharton's jelly). The umbilical arteries carry blood from the fetus to the placenta, where nutrients are obtained and carbon dioxide and oxygen are exchanged; this oxygenated blood returns to the fetus through the umbilical vein. See: illustration

The umbilical cord is surgically severed after the birth of the child. To give the infant a better blood supply, the cord should not be cut or tied until the umbilical vessels have ceased pulsating. However, in preterm infants, the cord should be clamped and cut before pulsation ceases to avoid maternal-newborn transfusion and reduce the risk of hypovolemia, polycythemia, and hyperbilirubinemia.

The stump of the severed cord atrophies and leaves a depression on the abdomen of the child (the navel, umbilicus, or belly button).

Willis cord

See: Willis, Thomas

cord

(kōrd) [TA]
In anatomy, any long ropelike structure, composed of several to many longitudinally oriented fibers, vessels, ducts, or combinations thereof.
[L. chorda, a string]

Patient discussion about cord

Q. How can I fix my vocal cords? Please I am in need of desperate help.

A. rest, which means no talking,

Q. what does c4-5 mild central disk bulging impinging upon cervical cord without spinal stenosis or distortion of the cord . mild righ neural foraminal narrowing from uncovertebral joint hypertropy mean

A. Well this basically means there is a very small narrowing of the cervical (your neck area) spinal canal (where the spinal cord is), however the narrowing does not cause any damage to the spinal cord, therefore probably does not cause any major symptoms involving the nerves. The c4-5 bulging part refers to the part in between the two cervical vertebras c4 and c5, in which the disc (a part in the spinal cord) is sliding a bit side-ways, but again, it does not seem to be causing any trouble.

More discussions about cord
References in periodicals archive ?
It can be difficult to find donor matches for patients, so blood banks need new mothers to donate their cord blood so more patients can receive treatment.
Cordlife is among the leading players for private cord blood banking services.
Patients in the control group underwent vertebral body decompression, bone grafting and internal fixation according to the severity of spinal cord compression, while patients in the observation group were treated by methylprednisolone sodium succinate in addition to the same treatment as the control group.
Al Hashemi revealed that an average of 80 per cent of private cord blood units are accepted whereas only 40 per cent of public cord blood units are accepted.
Cord blood, according to some scientists, can potentially be used to cure diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and conditions such as diabetes, as well as diseases affecting the brain, heart and spine.
The trial was designed to test the efficacy of using a child's own (autologous) cord blood for the treatment of pediatric patients with cerebral palsy.
Length and thickness of the umbilical cord were measured using measuring tape and Vernier calipers.
Fox said one of the challenges the Cord Blood Bank faces, however, is informing pregnant women about donating.
Today cord blood stem cells are used in transplant medicine, where a person's own stem cells or a donor's stem cells are used to regenerate the patient's blood and immune system.
1 streaming video service among Cord Cutters, with 57% saying they have used the service in the past year; in addition, 50% said they had used YouTube and 37% used Amazon.
The incidence of TKUC is around 0.3-2% of all deliveries.1 Predisposing factors include long cord, polyhydramnios, small foetus, mono-amniotic twins, male foetuses, gestational diabetes mellitus, genetic amniocentesis and multiparty.
Browse Patch Cord Market Report spread through 150 Pages at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/2016-patch-cord-global-market-report-market-report.html.