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Answer to Question #81890 in Other Biology for karissa

Question #81890
Which is a function of the spinal cord?

Expert's answer

Spinal cord:

- Transmits electric signals from periphery (organs, muscles, skin, sensory organs, etc.) to brain and vice versa – from the brain to peripheral organs and tissues, as well as between different parts of the body;

- Regulates some spinal reflexes including (withdrawal reflex, stretch reflex, flexor reflex, i.e., plantar reflex, abdominal reflex, etc.);

- Maintains muscle tone;

- Regulates walking process comprising coordinated work of muscles (flexors and extensors) of both legs.

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