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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

SACRAL REGION:

Injuries at the sacral level mainly affect leg functioning, and bowel, bladder, and sexual function.

Other effects of SCI at all levels can include low blood pressure, inability to regulate blood pressure effectively, reduced control of body temperature, and inability to sweat below the level of injury.

Spinal cord injuries at all levels can also cause chronic pain that is due to nerve damage. The pain may be felt below the level of injury due to dysfunction in the central nervous system called neuropathic pain.

Famous people with spinal cord injuries

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