Ch 13: Central NervousSystem: Part 21. Meninges2. CSF3. Spinal Cord and Spinal NervesExplain spinal cord anatomy, includin...
1. Cranial Meninges Three layers:1. Dura mater - strong, "tough mother"   2. Arachnoid - spidery, holds    a. falx cerebri...
The meninges
2. CSF: Cerebrospinal Fluid  Formation in ventricles by specialized ependymal  cells of choroid plexus (~500 mL/day; total...
Hydrocephalus?
Longitudinalfissure Arachnoid granulations: This is where the CSF produced in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles and w...
Meningitis: inflammation ofmeninges/CSF Bacterial     Relatively rare     Life threatening     Antibiotics Fungal Viral...
Blood Brain Barrier (BBB)      Tight Junctions in capillary endothelium prevent      passive diffusion into the brain. Lot...
3. Spinal cord:•   Resides inside vertebral canal     •   Extends to L1/ L2•   31 segments, each associated    with a pair...
Cervical EnlargementGray matter expanded to incorporate more sensoryinput from limbs and more cell bodies for motorcontrol...
Lumbar Enlargement                     See fig 14-1
Spinal MeningesThree membranessurround all of CNS                            2a) Subarachnoid1) Dura mater - "tough       ...
Transverse SectionFig 13.30    Compare the spinal roots with the model of the             vertebral column in the lab. Not...
Lumbar Puncture vs. Epidural                             Usually at L4-L5•Lumbar puncture:  •   Penetrates the dura,      ...
Organization of Spinal CordGray matter - interior horns  posterior - somatic and visceral sensory nuclei  anterior (and la...
Sectional anatomy of spinal cordOuter white part; inner gray butterfly
Organization of Spinal Nerves1. Root – inside vertebral canal   a. dorsal sensory root with a ganglion   b. ventral motor ...
ReflexesFast, preprogrammed, inborn,  automatic responsesOccur in the CNS at the spinal  cord or brainstem levels  (crania...
Ascending and Descending Tracts
DermatomesSensory innervations byspecific spinal nerves Each pair of spinalnerves monitors specificregion of body surface.
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Chapter13 cns part2marieb

  1. 1. Ch 13: Central NervousSystem: Part 21. Meninges2. CSF3. Spinal Cord and Spinal NervesExplain spinal cord anatomy, including gray and whitematter and meninges (give the general functions of thisorgan).Discuss the structure and functions of the spinal nervesand plexuses.Describe the structural components of reflexes. Developed by John Gallagher, MS, DVM
  2. 2. 1. Cranial Meninges Three layers:1. Dura mater - strong, "tough mother" 2. Arachnoid - spidery, holds a. falx cerebri blood vessels b. falx cerebelli 3. Pia mater - "delicate mother" c. tentorium cerebelli Note: Subdural hematoma
  3. 3. The meninges
  4. 4. 2. CSF: Cerebrospinal Fluid Formation in ventricles by specialized ependymal cells of choroid plexus (~500 mL/day; total volume ~ 150 mL) Functions  transport medium (nutrients, waste)  shock absorption  buoyancy (floats the brain) CSF circulation: Ventricles → central canal → subarachnoid space An important diagnostic tool.
  5. 5. Hydrocephalus?
  6. 6. Longitudinalfissure Arachnoid granulations: This is where the CSF produced in the choroid plexuses of the ventricles and which has circulated into the subarachnoid space is reabsorbed.
  7. 7. Meningitis: inflammation ofmeninges/CSF Bacterial  Relatively rare  Life threatening  Antibiotics Fungal Viral—most common  Younger  Self-resolving
  8. 8. Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) Tight Junctions in capillary endothelium prevent passive diffusion into the brain. Lots of Active Transport, especially of H2O soluble compounds (think glucose). Fat soluble compounds readily pass the BBB  E.g. steroid hormones, ADEK Major role of astrocytes 3 areas in brain don’t have BBB  portion of hypothalamus  pineal gland (in diencephalon)  choroid plexus
  9. 9. 3. Spinal cord:• Resides inside vertebral canal • Extends to L1/ L2• 31 segments, each associated with a pair of dorsal root ganglia• Two enlargements • Cervical and Lumbar• Conus medullaris• Cauda Equina• Filum Terminale • Continuation of pia mater beyond the end of the spinal cord Fig. 13-29
  10. 10. Cervical EnlargementGray matter expanded to incorporate more sensoryinput from limbs and more cell bodies for motorcontrol of limbs
  11. 11. Lumbar Enlargement See fig 14-1
  12. 12. Spinal MeningesThree membranessurround all of CNS 2a) Subarachnoid1) Dura mater - "tough Space 3) Pia matermother", strong. Note theEpidural Space. 2) Arachnoid2) Arachnoid - spiderylooking, carries bloodvessels, etc. Note theSubarachnoid spacewhich contains CSF 1) Dura mater3) Pia mater - "delicatemother", adheres tightlyto surface of spinal cord
  13. 13. Transverse SectionFig 13.30 Compare the spinal roots with the model of the vertebral column in the lab. Note that the dura covers both the dorsal and ventral roots.
  14. 14. Lumbar Puncture vs. Epidural Usually at L4-L5•Lumbar puncture: • Penetrates the dura, into the subarachoid space • Sample CSF • Spinal anesthetic•Epidural • ―Upon the dura‖ • Anesthesia
  15. 15. Organization of Spinal CordGray matter - interior horns posterior - somatic and visceral sensory nuclei anterior (and lateral) gray horns – somatic and visceral motor control gray commissures - axons carrying information from side to sideWhite matter - tracts or columns posterior white column - anterior white column lateral white column anterior white commissure functions ascending tracts - sensory toward brain descending tracts - motor from brain
  16. 16. Sectional anatomy of spinal cordOuter white part; inner gray butterfly
  17. 17. Organization of Spinal Nerves1. Root – inside vertebral canal a. dorsal sensory root with a ganglion b. ventral motor root2. Mixed spinal nerve3. Rami a. dorsal - mixed to skin and muscles of back b. ventral - mixed “spinal nerve” to ventrolateral body surfaces and limbs c. white ramus communicans motor ANS d. gray ramus communicans motor ANS
  18. 18. ReflexesFast, preprogrammed, inborn, automatic responsesOccur in the CNS at the spinal cord or brainstem levels (cranial nerves)May be either monosynaptic or polysynapticAll require a. stimulus at receptor b. sensory information relay c. processing at CNS level d. activation of motor response e. response of peripheral effector
  19. 19. Ascending and Descending Tracts
  20. 20. DermatomesSensory innervations byspecific spinal nerves Each pair of spinalnerves monitors specificregion of body surface.

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