Connect the brain to the spinal cord and controls involuntary actions such as breathing blood pressure and heartbeat?
This has to do with neurological tracts that comes from the brain halves to the spinal cord. Tracts that come from the right brain cross over to the left side to the spinal cord, which controls nerve input and output from the environment on the left side. The same results occurs on the right side of the body from the left side of brain.
due to the crossing of nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord that cross from left side to right side. For example, motor nerves leaving the brain on the left side will decussate (cross from one side to the other) in the spinal cord so that when they leave the spinal cord, they flow out to muscles on the opposite side of the body.
it is a colourless, hydraulic cushion found within the ventricles of the brain, subarachnoid space around brain and spinal cord. functions: it acts as a shock absorber to protect the brain and spinal cord. it supplies nutrition to the brain and spinal cord. it removes waste products from the brain and spinal cord. it protects the brain and spinal cord from diseases causing organisms.
The inflammation of the meninges, brain and the spinal cord is meningoencephalomyelitis. Mening/o-meninges encephal/o-brain; Myel/o-spinal cord/ bone marrow; itis-inflammtion. Meningitis is inflammation of the only the meninges, which are the covering of the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis does not encompass the spinal cord and brain.