Definition of White Matter of the Spinal Cord

The superficial nerve tissue of the spinal cord. It is composed of nerve cell processes, i.e. extensions (axons), which connect various grey matter areas of the spinal cord to each other and carry nerve impulses to and from the nerve cell bodies within the central nervous system (neurons). spinal white matter does not contain dendrites. white matter is distinguished in that it is composed of axonal nerve fibers covered by a myelin sheath.

White Matter of the Spinal Cord is from the group

Spinal Cord Part
White Matter

Other Names for White Matter of the Spinal Cord

White Matter of the Spinal Cord

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