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Flashcards in Laminectomy & Spinal Cord Deck (18)
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ligament holding dens in place

transverse ligament of atlas

2

when PLL becomes tectorial membrane the PLL becomes considerably blank

wider

3

yellow ligament between vertebrae

ligamentum flavum

4

spinal nerve splits into blank and blank

rami, roots

5

dorsal root is blank only

sensory

6

ventral root is blank only

motor

7

this part of spinal cord is kind of mixed in with the cauda equina but cone shaped

conus medullaris

8

everything in the cauda equina is blank

unidirectional

9

white coating with holes for nerves / blood vessels of spinal cord

dura mater

10

super thin saran wrap looking structure around spinal cord

arachnoid mater

11

stuck right to the spinal cord and invisible to naked eye

pia mater

12

tiny spinal cord that continues into cauda equina

filum terminale

13

these ligaments stabilize the spinal cord itself by attaching

denticulate ligaments

14

this space in the spinal cord has the csf

subarachnoid space

15

posterior spinal artery is blank

paired

16

anterior spinal artery is blank

single

17

gray ramus is blank but has blank fibers

unidirectional, both

18

white ramus is blank but has blank fibers

bidirectional, both