White matter Gray matter Nerve Tract
Ganglia Nucleus Reflex Commissure Fissure
Sulcus Horn Column Sclerodermotomes
Plexus Ramus Meningeal branches Intercostal nerves
1. Diagram the cross section of the spinal cord in both macroscopic and microscopic views
2. Explain process of a spinal tap and why it is relatively safe from spinal cord damage.
3. List the various forms of meningitis and state the most dangerous forms.
4. Analyze the concept of intervertebral foramen stenosis as part of the aging process and the treatments of this disease.
5. Compare and contrast a somatic and autonomic reflex.
6. List the various types of reflexes indicating synaptic classification, receptors, and decussation.
7. Match the important clinical reflexes to the specific spinal nerves.
8. Discuss the levels of spinal shock and how the diagnosis of this can be graded in a patient.
9. Differentiate the various types of plegia.
10. Match a selected group of spinal nerves to their spinal cord segment, plexus, nerve branches, and pathologies.