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spinal anesthesia, spinal anaesthesia, spinaladjective
anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
of or relating to the spine or spinal cord
"spinal cord"; "spinal injury"
of or relating to the spine
Etymology: From spīnālis, from spīna.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Belonging to the back bone.
Etymology: spina, Latin.
All spinal, or such as have no ribs, but only a back bone, are somewhat analogous thereto. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
Those solids are entirely nervous, and proceed from the brain, and spinal marrow, which by their bulk appear sufficient to furnish all the stamina or threads of the solid parts. Arb.
Descending careless from his couch, the fall
Lux’d his joint neck and spinal marrow bruis’d. Philips.
Spinal refers to anything related to the spine or spinal cord, which is the elongated, tubular structure composed of nervous tissue and supporting structures, extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal down to the small of the back. The term "spinal" can be used in various contexts such as medical conditions (spinal injury), anatomical structures (spinal column), or medical procedures (spinal tap).
of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the backbone, or vertebral column; rachidian; vertebral
of or pertaining to a spine or spines
Etymology: [L. spinalis, fr. spina the spine: cf. F. spinal. See Spine.]
Of or relating to the spine or spinal cord.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
spīn′al, adj. pertaining to the spine or backbone.—n. Spī′na, a spine, the backbone: one of the quills of a spinet: a barrier dividing the Roman hippodrome longitudinally.—adj. Spin′āte, covered with spines or spine-like processes.—Spinal column, the backbone; Spinal cord, marrow, the main neural axis of every vertebrate.
Relating to the spine.
Our spinal cord contributes to our sense of posture and balance.
Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020
The numerical value of spinal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of spinal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Nobody thought that many of the proteins or bio markers that affect the brain would even be in blood. It was thought, basically, that those proteins and those markers would only be in the brain in the spinal fluid, but what we’ve learned is that a small amount of the spinal fluid, the cerebral spinal fluid, actually leaks into the blood through the blood brain barrier and because our technology can detect things that are so minute in blood, we can test what’s going on in the brain.
Five years down the road, with some luck, we'll have an Alzheimer's drug that's getting approved, i hope we can transform the treatment of MS. By that time, we will have made substantial progress on ALS and other nerve degenerative diseases, spinal muscular atrophy in kids. All that stuff is on our plate.
I hope we can transform the treatment of MS. By that time, we will have made substantial progress on ALS and other nerve degenerative diseases, spinal muscular atrophy in kids. All that stuff is on our plate.
He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
Any blood in your spinal fluid is very irritating to the brain and gives you a headache.
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