Diseases of the Nervous System

Chapter 44 Diseases of the Nervous System



SNAKES


The anatomy of the nervous system in the snake and other reptiles is similar to that in mammals, with some differences. The reptile is the first vertebrate to have developed a cerebral cortex with two hemispheres, the spinal cord extends to the tip of the tail, and there is no cauda equina. There are locomotor centers within the spinal cord that give it functional autonomy from the brain. It is often difficult to assess the neurologic function of the snake; however, a history of movement difficulties (lack of ability to strike prey, head tilt, tremors) should alert one to the possibility of neurologic disease.




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