The Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves

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Spinal Cord

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-extends from the foramen magnum of the skull to the first or second lumbar vertebra

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Conus Medullaris

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cone-shaped lower end of the spinal cord

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The cord is cushioned and protected by ______________.

Meninges

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There are _ _ spinal nerves.

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31

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Dorsal Root

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-one of the two roots of a spinal nerve that passes dorsally to the spinal cord and that consists sensory fibers

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Ventral Root

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- the part of a spinal nerve consisting of motor fibers, that arises from the anterior section of the spinal cord