CAUDA EQUINA

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n. a bundle of spinal nerve roots and nerves resembling the appearance of a horse's tail. It consists of the second to the fifth lumbar nerves, which together innervate the area of the lumbar plexus.

CAUDA EQUINA: "Any compression or injury to the tail end of the spinal cord could cause a severe neurological disorder called the cauda equina syndrome."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CAUDA EQUINA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cauda-equina/ (accessed November 27, 2021).

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