Spinal Cord Anatomy and Function Quiz

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What is the main function of the spinal cord?

Transmit sensory information to the brain

Which part of the nervous system is the spinal cord considered to be a part of?

Central Nervous System

Where does the spinal cord end in the human body?

At the L1-L2 vertebrae

Which part of the spinal cord is responsible for transmitting motor functions?

Ventral nerve rootlets

What are the two main enlargements found in the spinal cord?

Cervical and Lumbar enlargements

Which lamina of the spinal cord is responsible for sensory functions?

Lamina V

What is the main function of ascending tracts in the spinal cord?

Sensory functions

Which column of the spinal cord contains motor interneurons?

Anterior (ventral) columns

What gives the white matter of the spinal cord its white color?

High proportion of myelinated nerve fibers

Which type of neurons receive impulses from the periphery of the body and are located in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord?

Sensory neurons

What is the function of interneurons in the spinal cord?

Link sensory and motor neurons to form reflex arcs

Where are the ANS (Autonomic Nervous System) neurons located in the spinal cord?

Lateral horn

What type of touch is associated with the afferent signals received by the Nucleus proprius in the spinal cord?

Crude touch

Test your knowledge on the location, external and internal morphology, functions, and basic concepts of the spinal cord. This quiz covers essential information about the central nervous system (CNS).

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