THE SPINAL CORD

The Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is composed of all the nerves that are connected to the brain. It is located inside the spinal canal, which is a space inside all the separate bones of the backbone, or spine. The spinal cord extends all the way from the base of the brain to the lower back. The nerves of the spinal cord are sensory nerves, which carry sensations from all parts of the body to the brain, or motor nerves, which travel from the brain to all parts of the body and are responsible for motion, action, and gesture.

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