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intr.v. her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing, her·ni·ates
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.

her′ni·a′tion n.


vb (intr)
(Pathology) pathol to protrude as a hernia


(ˈhɜr niˌeɪt)

v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to protrude abnormally so as to constitute a hernia.
her`ni•a′tion, n.
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6 A slipped disc where the disc between two vertebrae herniates and presses on the nerve as it leaves the spinal cord.
5) A delayed presentation can occur if the lung herniates initially but remains asymptomatic, if it is masked by other symptoms, or if the inciting event causes chest wall damage but the lung herniates at a later time.
The pressure is created when the disc that normally fills the space herniates or ruptures and presses on the nerve root, often resulting in severe pain in the back, buttocks or leg.