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spinal cord

The portion of the central nervous system enclosed in the spinal column, consisting of nerve cells and bundles of nerves that connect all parts of the body with the brain….

laminectomy

Surgery that involves cutting into the spinal column and removing a spinal cord tumour.

vertebrae

The bones or segments of the spinal column that protect the spinal cord….

spinal tap

See lumbar puncture….

sex-cord stromal cells

Ovarian cells that release the female hormones….

cerebrospinal fluid

Clear, watery fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

interneuron

A type of neuron that connects other neuron cells in the brain and spinal cord.

neurologist

A doctor who specialises in the structure, function and diseases of the nervous system (including the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves)….

central nervous system

The brain and spinal cord.

meninges

The membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord….