Definition of Medulla spinalis

1. Noun. A major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region.




Medical Definition of Medulla spinalis

1. Elongated, approximately cylindrical part of the central nervous system of vertebrates that lies in the vertebral canal and from which the spinal nerves emerge. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Medulla Spinalis

medspa
medspas
medspeak
medulla
medulla glandulae suprarenalis
medulla nodi lymphatici
medulla oblongata
medulla of adrenal gland
medulla of hair shaft
medulla of kidney
medulla of lymph node
medulla ossium
medulla ossium flava
medulla ossium rubra
medulla renalis
medulla spinalis (current term)
medullae
medullar
medullary
medullary arteries of brain
medullary bone
medullary callus
medullary carcinoma
medullary cavity
medullary centre
medullary chemoreceptor
medullary cone
medullary cords
medullary cystic disease
medullary cystic kidney disease

Literary usage of Medulla spinalis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"In this way different lateral spinal arteries are in connection with the longitudinal trunks on the anterior and posterior aspects of the medulla spinalis. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The central canal of the medulla spinalis is prolonged into its lower half, and then opens into the cavity of the fourth ventricle; the medulla oblongata ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"C. Diagnosis of Lesions of the Spinal Cord (medulla spinalis) In localizing lesions of the spinal cord we pay attention especially to two points: (1) the ..."

4. The Anatomy of the Human Body by William Cheselden (1740)
"medulla spinalis is a production of the medulla oblongata through the great foramen of the ... medulla spinalis."

5. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1832)
"A Letter on a Canal in the medulla spinalis of some Quadrupeds. In a Letter from Mr. William Sewell, ..."

6. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"surface of the posterior funiculus of the medulla spinalis. ... The white matter of the medulla spinalis increases steadily in quantity from below upwards. ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"(b) The multipolar cells are met with in tho medulla spinalis, in the cerebellum ... In the medulla spinalis they are situated in the anterior cornua and in ..."

8. Brain and Spinal Cord: A Manual for the Study of the Morphology and Fibre by Emil Villiger (1918)
"The spinal cord or medulla spinalis presents a compressed cylindrical column, somewhat more flattened in front than behind, that is enclosed within its ..."

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