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cervical part of spinal cord


Definition: the part of the spinal cord located in the neck consisting of eight cervical segments [C1–C8] and giving rise to the first eight pairs of spinal nerves [C1–C8].

Synonym(s): pars cervicalis medullae spinalisTA, segmenta cervicalia C1–C8TA, segmenta cervicalia medullae spinalisTA, segmenta medullae spinalis cervicalia C1–C8TA, cervical segments of spinal cord [C1–C8]

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