Spinal Cord Anatomy Lab
This Spinal Cord Anatomy Lab web site
is based on a Neuroanatomy Lab
taught to veterinary students at the
University of Minnesota.
Please click on the image to the right.

Spinal Cord Anatomy Lab Objectives:

    A. Identify gross anatomical features of the spinal cord situated within the vertebral column. Notice the relationship of spinal segments and roots to meninges and to surrounding vertebrae.

    B. In transverse sections of spinal cord, locate landmark fissures, sulci, septae, and the central canal. Identify regions and nuclei of gray matter and divisions of the white matter.

    C. Identify locations of ascending & descending pathways. Identify structures that make up conscious ascending pathways for Pain & Temperature and Touch & Kinesthesia

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