spinal


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

spinal

 [spi´nal]
1. pertaining to a spine.
2. pertaining to the vertebral column.
spinal cord that part of the central nervous system lodged in the spinal canal, extending from the foramen magnum to the upper part of the lumbar region. It is composed of an inner core of gray substance in which nerve cells predominate and an outer layer of white substance in which myelinated nerve fibers predominate. Called also medulla spinalis. (See Plates and see accompanying figures.)
Gross anatomy of the spinal cord. From Applegate, 2000.
Cross section of the spinal cord. From Applegate, 2000.

spi·nal

(spī'năl),
1. Relating to any spine or spinous process.
2. Relating to the vertebral column.
[L. spinalis]

spinal

(spī′nəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or situated near the spine or spinal cord; vertebral: spinal injury.
2. Resembling a spine or spinous part.
n.
An anesthetic injected into the spinal cord to induce partial or complete anesthesia.

spi′nal·ly adv.

spi·nal

(spī'năl)
1. Relating to any spine or spinous process.
2. Relating to the vertebral column.
Synonym(s): rachial, rachidial.
[L. spinalis ]
References in periodicals archive ?
WiseGuyRerports.com Presents "Global Spinal Surgery Tables Market 2019 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2024" New Document to its Studies Database
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH), near Oswestry, had two winners at the annual Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) Rebuilding Lives Awards.
[USPRwire, Tue Jul 30 2019] Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy is also called Kennedy disease.
[ClickPress, Mon Jun 03 2019] There are various conditions which affects the spinal cord adversely which results into the back pain, adversely affecting the body movement, etc.
Spinal anesthesia is safest technique for cesarean section because general anesthesia is associated with higher maternal morbidity and mortality2.
[USA] Oct 6(ANI): Scientists have determined a gene signature that is linked to the severity of spinal cord injury in animals and humans.
Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Biggie Butale has appealed to the public to desist from excluding those with spinal cord injuries from actualising their needs for education and employment.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., August 6, 2018 -- Researchers here report that they have created spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate into a diverse population of cells capable of dispersing throughout the spinal cord and can be maintained for long periods of time.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers report that they have successfully created spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate into a diverse population of cells capable of dispersing throughout the spinal cord and can be maintained for long periods of time.
Despite the significant shift in practice from general to spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section, avoidable anaesthetic deaths in South Africa (SA) persist.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 3, 2018-Paradigm Spine announces US FDA's PMA for disposable spinal instrument set for a Class III spinal device