|Terms & Properties|
Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0037925
NCI Thesaurus Code: C12464 (see NCI Thesaurus info)
Semantic Type: Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component
NCIt Definition: The elongated, approximately cylindrical part of the central nervous system of vertebrates that lies in the vertebral canal and from which the spinal nerves emerge.
UWDA Definition: Caudalmost subdivision of neuraxis that consists of neural tissue (which is organized into gray matter and white matter) and the central canal (cavity of organ part); it is embryologically derived from the caudal part of the neural tube. Together with the brain, the spinal cord constitutes the neuraxis. Examples: There is only one spinal cord.
NCI-GLOSS Definition: A column of nerve tissue that runs from the base of the skull down the back. It is surrounded by three protective membranes, and is enclosed within the vertebrae (back bones). The spinal cord and the brain make up the central nervous system, and spinal cord nerves carry most messages between the brain and the rest of the body.
CDISC Definition: The portion of the central nervous system that lies within the vertebral canal and from which the spinal nerves emerge.
CSP Definition: that part of the central nervous system which is lodged in the vertebral canal; it is composed of an inner core of gray matter in which nerve cells predominate, and an outer layer of white matter in which myelinated nerve fibers predominate; it is enclosed in three protective membranes, the meninges.
MSH Definition: A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.
RADLEX Definition: Segment of neuraxis that has as its parts gray matter and white matter that surround the central canal. Examples: There is only one spinal cord.
FMA Definition: Segment of neuraxis which consists of portion of neural tissue continuous with and caudal to brain, surround central canal and contained in space of vertebral canal.
Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
|Spinal cord structure (body structure)|
|Spinal cord structure|
External Source Codes:
|NCI Thesaurus Code||C12464 (see NCI Thesaurus info)|
|AN||/surg: probably CORDOTOMY; inflammation = MYELITIS; coordinate with specific vertebrae (NIM) to locate site on spinal cord; do not confuse words containing "myel-" for spinal cord with "myel-" for bone marrow||MSH|
|AQL||AB AH BS CH CY DE DG EM EN GD IM ME MI PA PH PP PS RE SE SU TR UL VI||MSH|
|AUTHORITY||Terminologia Anatomica 1998||FMA|
|CX||consider also terms at MYEL-||MSH|
|DATE_LAST_MODIFIED||May 17 1996 3:45:37:840PM||FMA|
|EC||injuries:Spinal Cord Injuries||MSH|
|TRANSLATION||French: Moelle spinale||FMA|
|TRANSLATION||Spanish: Médula espinal||FMA|
Additional Concept Data: (none)