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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)
Cord, Spinal
Cords, Spinal
medulla spinalis
Medulla Spinali
Myelons
Myelon
rückenmark
Spinal cord structure (body structure)
Spinal cord structure
Spinal Cords
spinal cord
Spinali, Medulla
Spinalis, Medulla

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C12464 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
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 NeuroNames 2000 FMA
AUTHORITY Rosse MD FMA
AUTHORITY Terminologia Anatomica 1998 FMA
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
CITE Playbook RADLEX
Contributing_Source CDISC NCI
CTV3ID XM0Ol SNOMEDCT_US
CX consider also terms at MYEL- MSH
DATE_LAST_MODIFIED May 17 1996 3:45:37:840PM FMA
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2050-0050 CSP
DX 19660101 MSH
EC injuries:Spinal Cord Injuries MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
FMAID 7647 RADLEX
FREESURFER Spinal-Cord RADLEX
FREESURFER_TERM 126: Spinal-Cord FMA
FX D002420 MSH
FX D002818 MSH
FX D009046 MSH
FX D009192 MSH
ICD-O-3_CODE C72.0 SNOMEDCT_US
LANGUAGE Latin FMA
MDA 19990101 MSH
MMR 20160419 MSH
MN A08.186.854 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
NEUROLEX_ID birnlex_1709 FMA
RADLEX_ID RID7361 FMA
SUBSET_MEMBER 446608001~MAPTARGET~C72.0 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 734138000~TARGETCOMPONENT~180959008 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 734139008~TARGETCOMPONENT~119404002 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XM0Ol SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TA_ID A14.1.02.001 FMA
TERM_LEVEL 4 ICDO
TERMUI T038591 MSH
TERMUI T856736 MSH
TERMUI T856737 MSH
TH NLM (1966) MSH
TH NLM (2015) MSH
TRANSLATION French: Moelle spinale FMA
TRANSLATION German: Rückenmark FMA
TRANSLATION Spanish: Médula espinal FMA
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US
UWT Organ Part UWDA

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