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vertebral column

vertebral column

n
(Anatomy) another name for spinal column

ver·te·bral column

(vûr′tə-brəl)
The series of vertebrae extending from the base of the skull to the coccyx (tailbone) that forms the supporting axis of the body in vertebrate animals. It encloses and protects the spinal cord and provides a stable attachment for the muscles of the trunk. Also called backbone, spinal column, spine.

vertebral column

(or backbone or spine) The column of vertebrae between the skull and the hip bones, supporting the body and shielding the spinal cord. It has five sections: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal. See also coccyx, sacrum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vertebral column - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cordvertebral column - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
notochord - a flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
chine - backbone of an animal
canalis vertebralis, spinal canal, vertebral canal - the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
coccyx, tail bone - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk - a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
axial skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
Translations
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coluna vertebral

vertebral column

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References in classic literature ?
I was lifted lightly from the ground, and I felt an intolerable pressure forcing my head back and back until the strain upon the cervical spine was more than I could bear.
A sagittal TSE T2 MR image of the neck showed severe cervical spine injury with a large area of edema secondary to the C6-C7 distraction (Figure 5).
New Delhi, June 3 ( ANI ): Union Health Minister Harshvardhan said Tuesday that Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde had died because of injuries to his cervical spine and liver this morning in a car accident.
earned the CE mark for its Integra smart cervical solution, a device approved in the European Union for treating degenerative diseases of the cervical spine that require stabilization and fusion of two or more cervical vertebrae.
Puentedura EJ, Landers MR, Cleland JA, Mintken PE, Huijbregts P and Fernandez-de-Las-Penas C (2011) Thoracic spine thrust manipulation versus cervical spine thrust manipulation in patients with acute neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.
There was no gross evidence of thrombus within the right carotid, right jugular, or either vertebral artery at their entrances into the lower cervical spine or within the cranial vault, although a moderate amount of hemorrhage was noted around the right vertebral artery at its entrance into the lower cervical spine (Figure 1).
Ordonez then stabilized the vertebrae and ** by affixing a titanium plate to the anterior surface of Peggy's cervical spine with hone screws driven into her vertebrae.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings demonstrated hyperintensity at C4 and C5 levels on sagittal T2-weighted sequence of the cervical spine (Fig.
AIN this instance "cervical" refers to the bones (vertebrae) in the neck, medically called the cervical spine.
It was discovered Mrs Mealing had suffered a fracture to the cervical spine - a broken neck - as well as spinal cord injuries.