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1. string or thin rope made of several twisted strands
2. a length of woven or twisted strands of silk, etc., sewn on clothing or used as a belt
3. a ribbed fabric, esp corduroy
4. US and Canadian a flexible insulated electric cable, used esp to connect appliances to mains
5. Anatomy any part resembling a string or rope
6. a unit of volume for measuring cut wood, equal to 128 cubic feet



(1) A very strong twisted thread of cotton or chemical fiber used in the rubber industry for the manufacture of textile products that serve as semifinished components of rubber goods (such as tires).

(2) A woolen fabric, characterized by a special type of weave that forms longitudinal grooves (3–8 mm wide) along its face. Depending on its strength and thickness, cord is used in the manufacture of dresses, suits, and coats. The heaviest and most durable cord serves as excellent material for automobile upholstery.

What does it mean when you dream about a cord?

Sometimes restriction, but, alternatively, the bonds we have with others. The umbilical cord indicates dependency, and in those kinds of situations we talk about “cutting the cord.”


A small, very flexible insulated cable.
A unit of measure for wood stacked for fuel or pulp; equals 4 × 4 × 8, or 128 cubic feet (approximately 3.6246 cubic meters).
A long, flexible, cylindrical construction of natural or synthetic fibers twisted or woven together.
Strands of material forming the plies in a motor vehicle tire.

electric cord

One or more flexible insulated electric conductors in a flexible insulating covering which is equipped with terminals.
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The Effect of Surgical Treatment on Neurological Improvement in Adult Tethered Cord Syndrome: A Case Report and Literature Review.
Combined spinal-epidural anesthesia induced paralysis in patient with Tethered cord syndrome.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed at 13 months of age demonstrated kyphoscoliosis of the thoracolumbar spine, spondylolisthesis at L5-S1, and a tethered cord at L5.
of Mississippi Medical Center) provides a text on the essentials of clinical management of tethered cord syndrome in children and adults.
If you suspect tethered cord, call a neurosurgeon and get an MRI," he said.
Abstract: Failure to recognize the signs and symptoms of tethered cord syndrome in patients with spina bifida occulta can result in tragic consequences.
1-4) Other association of the syndrome may be tethered cord & spinal canal lipoma.
Contributors also describe NIOM in surgery of the vertebral column, spinal cord, tethered cord, peripheral nerves, cerebellopotine angle (microvascular decompression and tumor), thoracic aorta, carotid artery, and in cases of epilepsy-related surgery, selective dorsal rhizotomy and lumbosacral surgery.
He was evaluated with MRI and the condition was diagnosed as sacral lipomyelocele with tethered cord.
Midline lumbosacral hemangiomas, like other midline spinal tumors, may be a red flag for potential intraspinal involvement and a risk for tethered cord.
We've found that many children with juvenile scoliosis have intradural and extradural MRI changes, including syrinxes, lipomas, and tethered cords.