lumbar vertebra

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Noun1.lumbar vertebra - one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral columnlumbar vertebra - one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; lumbar vertebrae extend from the twelfth thoracic vertebra down to the sacral vertebrae
vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
back, dorsum - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
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The dependence of model of lumbar vertebra L1-L4 system on elastic properties of bone tissue
The man sustained palsy in his lower body parts, a fracture to his lumbar vertebra as well as to two of his chest vertebras.
Byrne made his comeback after a month out recovering from the fractured lumbar vertebra he suffered in his lower back against Leinster as Clermont cruised to a 29-0 triumph over his former region Scarlets in Llanelli to clinch a home quarter-final in the Heineken Cup.
Two papers from Capital Medical University in Beijing propose a method for lumbar vertebra CT image segmentation and an algorithm for anatomic contour extraction from vertebra CT images.
In fact, wearing high heels can lead to the flattening of the lumbar vertebra (one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column), adds Saleh.
Abstract: The paper presents a finite element analysis of three insertion directions of pedicle screw in lumbar vertebra, the purpose being to investigate the impact of the implantation trajectory over the stability of vertebral pedicle-screw interface, by comparing the maximal displacements obtained for the same pull-out force.