TITLE

spinal cord

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2044
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "spinal cord" is presented. It refers to the thick cord of nerve tissue of the central nervous system, extending down the spinal canal from the medulla oblongata
ACCESSION #
21246275

 

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