SPINA BIFIDA By N., Sam M.S. - 9 a developmental defect where the vertebral canal does not close properly around the spinal cord. This neural defect consequently in part of the spinal cord protruding from the body surface. SPINA BIFIDA: "Spina bifida causes weakness in the legs and feet and problems with bowel and bladder control, movement and sensation." Related Psychology Terms CEREBRAL CORTEX AER HUNGER COLOR BLINDNESS ENURESIS (Bed-wetting) NEURON (Nerve Cell) ELIMINATION DRIVES ADOLESCENCE (Theories) COLITIS CHILD PSYCHIATRY MYELOCELE Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SPINA BIFIDA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spina-bifida/ (accessed February 6, 2023).