vertebral column

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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
gerincoszlop
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.
Routine CTA protocols of the neck are titled 'CT neck angiogram', 'CT cervical spine angiogram' and 'CT carotid angiogram'.
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.
Deyo, "Complications and mortality associated with cervical spine surgery for degenerative disease in the United States," Spine, vol.
In both cases presented here, radiologic exams (simple radiography and computadorized tomography of the cervical spine) were normal, in other words not noticeable misalignment, bone fractures or decreased disc space.
Arroyo has been confined at the VMMC where she has been on hospital arrest on plunder charges following three major cervical spine operations at the St.
Spinal cord compression due to cervical spine anomalies, although rare, should therefore be kept in the differential diagnosis of a newborn suspected of having neonatal encephalopathy, as it can present with respiratory failure due to phrenic nerve palsy with neurological sequelae.
The hybrid surgery enabled us to remove the anterior osteophytes to achieve decompression and functional reconstruction of the cervical spine.
Involvement of the cervical spine is a highly characteristic component of RA as well as other chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases.

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