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How are nervous organs Protected?


  • Brain is a delicate organ required for all processes and actions in our body and is therefore a very important organ.
  • If nerves are damaged, then performing basic functions like moving our hands, walking etc will be very difficult. 
  • The nerves can't regenerate their neurons to fix themselves if damaged, thus need to be protected.
    • The brain is placed in a bony box called cranium and is a part of the skull.

Inside the brain box there is a fluid-filled balloon that acts as a shock absorber/ spring/ cushion called meninges .

    • The fluid is called the cerebrospinal fluid .
    • The spinal cord is protected by the vertebral column or backbone .
    • The vertebral column is formed by 33 individual bones called vertebrae

You can feel your backbone if you run your hand down the middle of your back.

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LAYERS PROTECTING THE BRAIN Skin Cranium Dura mater Arachnoid mater Pia mater Meninges VERTEBRAE

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