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1

The spinal cord (SC) ends at _______.

L2

2

The white matter outside is ______________.

MYELINATED

3

The ______ matter inside is mostly unmyelinated.

GREY

4

The SC extends from the __________ __________ to vertebra L1-2.

FORAMEN MAGNUM

5

What is the name of the cone-shaped end of the spinal cord?

CONUS MEDULLARIS

6

What is the spinal cord (SC) protected by?

VERTEBRAL COLUMN
+
3 MENINGES
+
CSF

7

The ______ mater continues caudally beyond the SC as the filum terminale.

PIA

8

What does the pia mater become as it continues caudally beyond the SC?

FILUM TERMINALE

9

The filum terminale passes through the dura to attach to what, anchoring the spinal cord?

COCCYX

10

What passes through the dura to help anchor the spinal cord to the coccyx?

FILUM TERMINALE

11

What is the subarachnoid space (containing the cauda equina) filled with?

CSF

12

What is the name given to the bundle of spinal nerves which originate in the conus medullaris at the L2?

CAUDA EQUINA
(latin for horse's tail)

13

The dura mater extends to _____.

S2

14

What is the dura known as, where it extends to S2?

DURAL SHEATH
aka
DURAL SAC

15

What is the epidural space located between?

DURA
+
INTERIOR SURFACE OF NEURAL CANAL

16

What is the name of the ligaments which suspend the spinal cord within the dura, believed to stabilize the SC?

DENTICULATE
LIGAMENTS