Spinal cord injury: anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord
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Spinal cord injury: anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord

Fintan Sheerin Lecturer practitioner in spinal cord injury, National Spinal Injuries Unit, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, and school of nursing and midwifery, University College Dublin

In the first of three articles on spinal cord injury, FINTAN SHEERIN describes the anatomy and physiology of the spinal cord.

The imminent arrival of spinal injured patients at emergency departments often sparks fear in all but the most experienced clinicians.

Emergency Nurse. 12, 8, 30-36. doi: 10.7748/en2004.12.12.8.30.c1178

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