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n. pl. lor·do·ses (-sēz)
1. An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region.
2. The mating posture displayed by female rodents and certain other mammals, in which the back is arched downward and the hindquarters are raised.

[Greek lordōsis, from lordos, bent backward.]

lor·dot′ic (-dŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.lordotic - having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
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15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanovis, a life sciences company committed to developing scientifically advanced regenerative platforms for implantable medical devices, today announced the availability of the FortiCore wedge shaped lordotic cervical cage and a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) device with increased scaffolding.
33) Other applications of these systems include digital measurements of Cobb angle, pelvic radius angle, sacral obliquity, limb measurements, talar tilt, and kyphotic or lordotic angle.
The plates are designed with lordotic curvature to minimize intraoperative contouring, and all plates can be bent anatomically without compromising the ability of the screws to lock at any angle, according to the company.
Because in anatomic position the pelvis/sacrum is anteriorly tilted approximately 30 degrees, there is a natural lordotic curve to the lumbar spine.
The VEO Direct Lateral System offers a comprehensive portfolio of interbody implants in both parallel and lordotic angles to match each patient's anatomy.
Figure 1 illustrates this concept and shows that the bending moment on the passive tissues of the spine is high when a person adopts a fully flexed posture (approaching 100% lumbar flexion) at the start of a lift (Figure 1B) compared to someone who adopts a lordotic posture (Figure 1A--approximately 40% flexion).
Dr Ozdemir said that in the sense of a deformity, kyphosis is the pathological curving of the spine, where parts of the spinal column lose some or all of their lordotic profile, causing a bowing of the back, seen as a slouching posture.
The thoracic spine has a small canal-to-cord ratio as compared to a wider canal-to-caudaequina ratio in the lumbar spine which is lordotic.
Lordotic curves refer to the inward curve of the lumbar spine (just above the buttocks).
Second, a lumbar support that supports them into a lordotic curve similar to that in standing will work.
It's important to maintain the proper posture with the normal lordotic curve in the low back and a big chest throughout the execution of the lift.
Methodic assessment is done using the lordotic lines of the spine (Fig 3).