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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

spi·nal

(spī'năl),
1. Relating to any spine or spinous process.
2. Relating to the vertebral column.
[L. spinalis]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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spi·nal

(spī'năl)
1. Relating to any spine or spinous process.
2. Relating to the vertebral column.
Synonym(s): rachial, rachidial.
[L. spinalis ]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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