Glossary Term:

Title

spinal cord

Phonetic


Description

a long bundle of nerves that a makes up part of the central nervous system. It runs up the back enclosed inside the vertebrae (bones of the spine) and connects to the brain. It shuttles messages between the body and the brain, carrying sensory information from the body to the brain and motor information (signals to move body parts) from the brain to the body. See also brain, vertebra.