The spinal cord is the extension of medulla oblongata through the neural canal of vertebrae it extends up to the urostyle. Like the brain, the spinal cord is also covered by meninges. The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain (the medulla oblongata specifically).
Towards the inner side of the spinal-cord remains the grey matter and towards the outer side, there is white matter. From the spinal cord of toad comes out ten pairs of nerves. it is abridged between brain and body.it works as intake of sensory information from rest of the body towards the brain for proper functioning
Functions of spinal cord
- It contains the nerves originating from the spinal cord and exchange information and directions of the brain.
- Controls and regulates activities of different parts and organs of the body.
- Regulates internal environment of the body by coordinating the working glands and tissues of the body.
- It assists to perform instant work.