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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.
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sper·mat·ic cord

[TA]
the cord formed by the ductus deferens and its associated structures extending from the deep inguinal ring through the inguinal canal into the scrotum.
See also: coverings of spermatic cord.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

spermatic cord

n.
A cordlike structure, consisting of the vas deferens and its accompanying arteries, veins, nerves, and lymphatic vessels, that passes from the abdominal cavity through the inguinal canal down into the scrotum to the back of the testicle.
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sper·mat·ic cord

(spĕr-mat'ik kōrd) [TA]
The cord formed by the ductus deferens and its associated structures extending from the deep inguinal ring through the inguinal canal into the scrotum.
Synonym(s): funiculus spermaticus [TA] , testis cords.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

spermatic cord

A cord-like structure consisting of the VAS DEFERENS surrounded by a dense plexus of veins and other blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and nerves. The spermatic cord runs upwards from the back of the testicle through the INGUINAL CANAL into the abdominal cavity where the vas leaves it to run into the PROSTATE GLAND.
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(f) Vasculitis was seen in multiple small arteries of spermatic cord at medium power view (x200).
We found that spermatic cord tissue oxygenation is reduced in the presence of demonstrated testicular torsion.
However, the reports of prior investigators of the potential for NIRS monitoring to contribute to the evaluation of testicular hemodynamics support our suggestion that SR-NIRS assessment of spermatic cord tissue oxygenation should be explored further.
This observation demonstrates the feasibility of using SR-NIRS to compare an absolute measure of tissue oxygenation in the spermatic cord as an adjunct to diagnose testicular torsion and associated testicular hypoxia.
Ultrasonography of the spermatic cord in children with testicular torsion: Impact on the surgical strategy.
The most important mechanism regulating temperature of the testes involves the vasculature of the spermatic cord.
It then straightens and runs medial to the epididymis before entering the spermatic cord near the head of the epididymis.
As noted earlier, these tissues are known collectively as the spermatic cord.