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The spinal cord has a barrier that is called as blood spinal cord barrier that is the functional equivalent of the blood brain barrier.
So the answer to your question is, yes, the spinal cord also has a barrier that is called as a blood spinal cord barrier that is an equivalent of the blood brain barrier.
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Yes it does work in protecting what enters the spinal cord.
The same is true for the brain.
It is the same as with the blood brain barrier.
The things that can pass through the blood brain barrier also can pass through the blood spinal cord barrier.
There is a long list of things.
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