intervertebral disk


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intervertebral disk
profile of lumbar intervertebral disks

intervertebral disk

or intervertebral disc
n.
A broad disk of fibrocartilage situated between adjacent vertebrae of the spinal column.

in′terver′tebral disk′


n.
the plate of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae.
[1855–60]

in·ter·ver·te·bral disk

(ĭn′tər-vûr′tə-brəl)
A broad disk of cartilage that separates adjacent vertebrae and acts as a shock absorber during movement.

intervertebral disk

The fibrocartilaginous disk between two vertebrae.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intervertebral disk - a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
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"
disk, saucer, disc - something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate; "the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky"
Translations

intervertebral disk

n. disco intervertebral.
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A calcified thoracic intervertebral disk with herniation and spinal cord compression in a child; case report.
Thoracic intervertebral disk herniation: a commonly missed diagnosis.
Other causes of FCE include heavy musculature and rapid growth, diskospondylitis, and degenerative intervertebral disk disease (WALLING et al., 2011).
Urban, "Proteoglycan synthesis in the intervertebral disk nucleus: the role of extracellular osmolality," American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology, vol.
Assessment of the correlation between apparent diffusion coefficient and intervertebral disk degeneration using 3 tesla MRI.
Thus, we started from marking the extreme contact points between the body and the disk, represented by the most protruding vertebral points in the direction of the intervertebral disk, a, b, c, d, as well as the half distances a-b and c-d, respectively, which distances represent the anterior-posterior maximum diameters of adjacent vertebrae.
Adams MA, Freeman BJC, Morrison HP, Dolan P, 2000, Mechanical initiation of intervertebral disk degeneration, Spine 25, 431-437;
Li, "Antioxidative nanofullerol prevents intervertebral disk degeneration," International Journal of Nanomedicine, vol.
Physical Therapy for Intervertebral Disk Disease: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment (online access included)
A 25 cm, one 8-gauge hubless stainless steel sheath with a central trocar is aimed obliquely toward the posterior margin of the intervertebral disk. A small 2.5 mm annulotomy is performed, and the nucleotome probe is advanced.
Stem Cell Therapy for Intervertebral Disk Regeneration.