Spinal cord, Biology

Spinal cord
  1. Spinal cord is a long and cylindrical structure.
  2. It passes through the vertebral column extending all along the dorsal surface of trunk.
  3. Vertebrae of the vertebral column protect the spinal cord from injuries. 
  4. In a cross - section the grey matter appears like a butterfly or in the shape of letter ‘H'.
  5. Each segment of the ‘H' shaped grey matter is called horn. So it has dorsal horns and verntral horns which give the shape to it.
  6. In the middle of the greymater is a canal called spinal canal.
Posted Date: 8/29/2012 5:23:21 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Spinal cord, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Spinal cord, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Spinal cord Discussions

Write discussion on Spinal cord
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Describe Congenital Pulmonary Stenosis? The murmur present since birth. PS may be valvular, sub-valvular, or supravalvular. An obstruction may occur within the RV cavity by an

In chemistry and particularly in biochemistry the fatty acid is a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic tail (chain) that is either saturated / unsaturated. Many obviously occurrin

Q. List the goals of management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus? Goals of management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: a) to keep blood sugar level as close to normal as possible.

How does the interaction between a carrier protein and the substance it transports resemble the interaction among an enzyme and its substrate? Both include the binding of a spe

what is the origin, uses, morphology, active constituents and market perparations ?

Like  DNA RNA  is  a  long  polymer  having  of  nucleotides joined by 3'5' phosphodiester  bonds. Furthermore, there are some differences: ?   The bases in RNA are adenine abbr

Now try to pull the strands apart at the "origin of replication." What happens to the DNA molecule when the ends are restricted

Explain the Secondary structure of proteins The secondary structure of a protein involves the way that the chain of amino acid either twists or folds back upon itself to form a

Mechanism of Maturation The basic mechanism of maturation of ovum is more or less similar in all organisms. The primordial germ cells that enter into the ovary divide mitotica

What is the meaning of Narcolepsy This is an inappropriate attack of sleep, the affected person has an overwhelming impulse to fall asleep or simply collapses into sleep at inc