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I have arthritis. The space around my spinal cord has become compressed.
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Meaning of "spinal cord" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPINAL CORD

spinal cord play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPINAL CORD

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determiner
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Spinal cord is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPINAL CORD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

spinal cord

Spinal cord

The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain. The brain and spinal cord together make up the central nervous system. The spinal cord begins at the occipital bone and extends down to the space between the first and second lumbar vertebrae; it does not extend the entire length of the vertebral column. It is around 45 cm in men and around 43 cm long in women. Also, the spinal cord has a varying width, ranging from 1/2 inch thick in the cervical and lumbar regions to 1/4 inch thick in the thoracic area. The enclosing bony vertebral column protects the relatively shorter spinal cord. The spinal cord functions primarily in the transmission of neural signals between the brain and the rest of the body but also contains neural circuits that can independently control numerous reflexes and central pattern generators. The spinal cord has three major functions: as a conduit for motor information, which travels down the spinal cord, as a conduit for sensory information in the reverse direction, and finally as a center for coordinating certain reflexes.

Definition of spinal cord in the English dictionary

The definition of spinal cord in the dictionary is the thick cord of nerve tissue within the spinal canal, which in man gives rise to 31 pairs of spinal nerves, and together with the brain forms the central nervous system.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPINAL CORD

spina
spina bifida
spinacene
spinaceous
spinach
spinach beet
spinachlike
spinachy
spinal
spinal anaesthesia
spinal canal
spinal column
spinal fluid
spinal meningitis
spinal tap
spinally
spinar
spinate
spindle
spindle tree

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPINAL CORD

accord
Bedford cord
bungee cord
communication cord
concord
cord
extension cord
for the record
go on record
have a record
net cord
piping cord
pull cord
record
sash cord
spermatic cord
track record
umbilical cord
with one accord
world record

Synonyms and antonyms of spinal cord in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «spinal cord» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPINAL CORD

Find out the translation of spinal cord to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spinal cord from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spinal cord» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

脊髓
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

médula
570 millions of speakers

English

spinal cord
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रीढ़ की हड्डी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الـحَبْلُ الشَوْكِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

спинной мозг
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

medula espinhal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মেরুদণ্ড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moelle épinière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

saraf tunjang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rückenmark
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

脊髄
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

척수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ari balung mburi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tủy sống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தண்டுவடம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पाठीचा कणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

omurilik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

midollo spinale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rdzeń kręgowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спинний нерв
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

măduva spinării
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νωτιαίος μυελός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rugmurg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ryggmärg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ryggmarg
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPINAL CORD»

The term «spinal cord» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.644 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spinal cord

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5 QUOTES WITH «SPINAL CORD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spinal cord.
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Nathan Deal
Using adult stem cells drawn from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood system cells, scientists have discovered new treatments for scores of diseases and conditions such as Parkinson's disease, juvenile diabetes, and spinal cord injuries.
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Rosa DeLauro
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, brain and spinal cord disorders, diabetes, cancer, at least 58 diseases could potentially be cured through stem cell research, diseases that touch every family in America and in the world.
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Jack Horner
Once we understand just how to control genes, we have the potential for spinal cord regeneration, bone regeneration, and so on. It might also give us plumper chickens.
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Carrie Ann Inaba
I have arthritis. The space around my spinal cord has become compressed.
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Ann Veneman
It's been studied to the point where we know that the impact on humans would be from consuming the most infected parts of the cow; that is, the brain and the spinal cord.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPINAL CORD»

Discover the use of spinal cord in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spinal cord and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Spinal Cord: A Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation ...
This book addresses this need by providing both a comprehensive reference on the mammalian spinal cord and a comparative atlas of both rat and mouse spinal cords in one convenient source.
Charles Watson, George Paxinos, Gulgun Kayalioglu, 2009
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Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice
This is a new edition of the most comprehensive text available, encompassing the breadth and depth of the field of spinal cord medicine.
Vernon W. Lin, Christopher M. Bono, 2010
3
Spinal Cord Injuries: Management and Rehabilitation
Companion DVD includes video clips of the techniques described throughout the book that demonstrate how to apply key concepts to practice.
Sue Ann Sisto, Erica Druin, Martha Macht Sliwinski, 2008
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Alternative Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury
Written by the former director of the Spinal Cord Research and Education Foundation of the PVA, this is the first book to cover alternative therapies for spinal cord injury.
Laurance Johnston, 2006
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Management of Spinal Cord Injuries: A Guide for Physiotherapists
These goals are related to performance of motor tasks analysed in terms of 6 key impairments. Dr Harvey develops readers' problem-solving skills equipping them to manage all types of spinal cord injuries.
Lisa Harvey (Ph. D.), 2008
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Spinal Cord Injury
This book covers all medical and surgical aspects of modern SCI management from the scene of the accident through rehabilitation to the life-long follow up.
Anders Holtz, MD, PhD, Richard Levi, MD, PhD, 2010
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Spinal Cord Injury
This book will help people better understand the medical basis for their disabilities, the current treatments and rehabilitative methods used to manage spinal cord injuries, and the research that points to hope for the future.
Michael E. Selzer, 2010
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Spinal Cord Injuries: Psychological, Social, and Vocational ...
This second edition of Trieschmann's acclaimed book is an updated and comprehensive information source for all professionals involved in spinal cord injury management, providing a complete picture of the field as we know it today.
Roberta B. Trieschmann, 1988
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Spinal Cord Medicine
This comprehensive and practical reference is the perfect resource for the medical specialist treating persons with spinal cord injuries. The book provides detail about all aspects of spinal cord injury and disease.
Denise I. Campagnolo, Steven Kirshblum, Mark S. Nash, 2011
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Vascular Anatomy of the Spinal Cord: Neuroradiological ...
A study of the spinal cord's angioarchitecture is all the more justified and necessary considering the vast number of descriptions of cerebro­ vascular anatomy and pathology.
Armin K. Thron, Ch Rossberg, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPINAL CORD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spinal cord is used in the context of the following news items.
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Athletic Trainers Association Releases New Spinal Cord Injury …
ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOX) – The next time you see a player suffer a possible spinal injury, you're going to see the athletic trainers use a new method to treat them on ... «CBS Local, Jun 15»
2
Spinal injections of stem cells restore sensation in some paraplegics …
TORONTO – A small number of paraplegics are now able to feel some sensation after having neural stem cells transplanted into their damaged spinal cords as ... «CityNews, May 15»
3
Baltimore witness: Cops twisted Freddie Gray like 'origami'
Witness Kevin Moore is speaking out on the confrontation between police officers and Gray, who died of a severed spinal cord. "They had him folded up like he ... «New York Daily News, Apr 15»
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Questions surround arrest of man who suffered spinal cord injury …
(CNN) — The arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore has stoked protests and accusations of police brutality. But it's unclear how Gray, arrested on a ... «WQAD.com, Apr 15»
5
Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk
Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, ... «Engadget, Jan 15»
6
Drug can repair spinal cord injuries, study shows
A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists. The study on rats, published in the journal ... «BBC News, Dec 14»
7
The Sense of Smell May Hold the Secret to Spinal Cord Repair
These regenerative cells were first removed from the patient's nasal cavity, allowed to grow in culture, and then implanted into his spinal cord. As Walsh writes ... «Big Think, Oct 14»
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Paralysed fireman Darek Fidyka recovers thanks to UK research
A fireman paralysed from the waist down after his spinal cord was completely severed has regained the ability to walk thanks to British scientists. Darek Fidyka ... «Daily Mail, Oct 14»
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Isaac Redman retires from NFL due to spinal cord injury
On Friday the 29-year-old running back announced in a tweet entitled "Why I'm not in the NFL" that he is retiring due to a spinal cord injury. «NFL.com, Aug 14»
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FDA allows marketing of first wearable, motorized device that helps …
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there are about 200,000 people in the United States living with a spinal cord injury, many of ... «FDA.gov, Jun 14»

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