spinal canal


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spinal canal

n.
The passage formed by successive openings in the articulated vertebrae through which the spinal cord and its membranes pass. Also called vertebral canal.

spinal canal

n
(Anatomy) the natural passage through the centre of the spinal column that contains the spinal cord

spi′nal canal`


n.
the tube formed by the vertebrae in which the spinal cord and its membranes are located.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinal canal - the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passesspinal canal - the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
spinal column, spine, vertebral column, rachis, backbone, back - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
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His cranial cavity is continuous with the first neck-vertebra; and in that vertebra the bottom of the spinal canal will measure ten inches across, being eight in height, and of a triangular figure with the base downwards.
The backbone or spinal column supports the head and houses the spinal canal, a cavity that encloses and protects the spinal cord.
The deliverable is to consistently and reliably supply InterspinEznE[degrees]ch implant solutions for lateral spinal canal stenosis.
There was extension into the spinal canal with displacement of spinal cord to the back side and to the left.
A particular treatment dilemma is encountered when an epidural abscess extends along the entire length of the spinal canal with a progressing neurological deficit.
Condon underwent some scans last weekend in Liverpool's Fazakerley Hospital, which revealed he had blockages in his spinal cord, bone growth in his spinal canal and arthritis as well as the bulging disc in his neck that had previously been identified.
2 million, and approximately 47 percent of Americans age 60 and older have spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal due to the wear and tear associated with aging.
Often, due to the slow growth and expansion of the spinal cord there may be secondary widening of the spinal canal.
Missy has Chiari malformation type one, a condition in which the lowest part of the back of the brain drops down into the top of the spinal canal.
Hoover's spinal canal," according to the lawsuit filed by Hoover's attorney, George Wise Jr.
Despite a large number of anatomical and morphometric studies of the spine in the literature (1-17) that focus mostly on the vertebral body, spinal canal, and pedicles, there is a surprising paucity of data regarding the pars interarticularis (PI).
The patient suffered from thoracic spinal canal stenosis or an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal, which led to chronic back pain.