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Why is the spinal cord shorter than the vertebral column?
It doesn't grow as rapidly as the vertebral column during development.
Growth rate
What are the segments that make up the spinal cord?
Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral segments.
There are 4 segments
Where do axons supplying the upper limbs enter and leave the cord?
The cervical enlargement.
Where do axons supplying the lower limbs enter and leave the cord?
The lumbosacral enlargement.
Where in the spinal chord is cerebral spinal fluid tested for diagnostic testing.
L3; because of the low risk of injury.
Lumbar section
The ring of bone surrounding the spinal cord is known as?
vertebral column
The brain and spinal cord are surrounded by connective tissue membranes called what?