Spinal cord

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Source: Antranik - CNS - Spinal Cord
Source: Antranik.org - CNS - Cross Section Spinal Cord and Vertebra

The Spinal cord has 3 layers of protection aka meninges: Dura mater = the tough (durable) outer layer. Arachnoid mater = called this because it has spider-web/leggy appearance. Pia mater (soft mother) is a very delicate layer that attaches to the spinal cord and follows the contours of the cord or brain.

There’s also 3 spaces: Subarachnoid: deep to the arachnoid mater that contains cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Subdural: a potential space below the dura mater. Epidural: Fat.[1]

Spinal cord and ME[edit]

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - Myel: Relating to the spinal cord. Itis: Inflammation[2][3]

ME patient autopsies have shown changes to the spinal cord[edit]
















References[edit]

  1. Central Nervous System: Spinal Cord - Antranik.org
  2. National Alliance for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
  3. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) - Very Well - By: Adrienne Dellwo


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