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Filum terminale

Definition

noun

In translation, a terminal thread, i.e. a long strand of connective tissue extending from the apex of the medullary cone to the coccyx, providing longitudinal support to the spinal cord


Supplement

Filum terminale is comprised of two parts:

  • filum terminal internum, longer, slender, pial portion that is ~15 cm in length
  • filum terminale externum, shorter, stouter, dural portion that is ~5cm in length, also called the coccygeal ligament


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... arachnoide, pia mater second lombar vertebrae, it is continued by filum terminale until the second coccigygeal vertebrae

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by MrMistery
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: spinal chord
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