Spinal nerve

Spinal nerve
Spinal nerve.svg
The formation of the spinal nerve from the posterior and anterior roots
Latinnervus spinalis
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

A spinal nerve is a mixed nerve, which carries motor, sensory, and autonomic signals between the spinal cord and the body. In the human body there are 31 pairs of spinal nerves, one on each side of the vertebral column. These are grouped into the corresponding cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral and coccygeal regions of the spine.[1] There are eight pairs of cervical nerves, twelve pairs of thoracic nerves, five pairs of lumbar nerves, five pairs of sacral nerves, and one pair of coccygeal nerves. The spinal nerves are part of the peripheral nervous system.

  1. ^ "Spinal Nerves". National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 12 April 2014.

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