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Biology
CONTENTS

GENETIC DISORDERS
1 Intro
2 Single gene disorders
3 Additional chromosomes
   
4 Activity
 
5 Resources
   
SPINAL CORD INJURY
1 Intro
2 Spinal cord and vertebrae
3

Effects of SCI

   
4 Activity
   
5 Resources

T3-T8 T9-T12 L1-L5 S1-S5 Above C3 C3-T1
CERVICAL REGION (C3 - C8):

Functions of the body generally affected by injury to the C3 to C8 levels include those of the diaphragm, deltoids and biceps of the arms, wrist extenders, triceps, and hand.

Rosie Talamantes
Rosie Talamantes, Latina Scientist

Cervical (neck) injuries generally result in quadriplegia. C-5 injuries often result in shoulder and biceps control, but no control at the wrist or hand. C-6 injuries generally yield wrist control, but no hand function.

Individuals with C-7 and T-1 injuries can straighten their arms but still may have dexterity problems with the hand and fingers.

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