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n. pl. lor·do·ses (-sēz)
1. An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region.
2. The mating posture displayed by female rodents and certain other mammals, in which the back is arched downward and the hindquarters are raised.

[Greek lordōsis, from lordos, bent backward.]

lor·dot′ic (-dŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.lordotic - having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
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The company plans to launch its product line in multiple footprints, lordotic angles and heights in the beginning of the fourth quarter.
[14] examined the effects of ES there on the copulatory behavior of ovariectomized, hormone-primed, sexually receptive females in the presence of sexually active males and conversely found diminished lordotic activity in female hamsters.
Although LL is the lordotic angle of the lumbar vertebrae, it is the angle between the parallel line from the L1 vertebra upper end plate and the line tangled to the sacral vertebrae final plate in the T2 sagittal plane of the lumbar MRI (Figure 1A).
Food and Drug Administration to provide structural stability in total or partial discectomies; Maxim Surgical's line of spinal interbody spacers, on the other hand, includes the X-Treme Interbody Fusion System, a cervical solution comprised of neutral and lordotic cages in two footprints with varying heights for assorted patient anatomies.
It is designed for up to 8mm of continuous in situ expansion, with up to 30[degree sign] of continuous in situ lordotic adjustment.
Hegazy et al (2014) [14] have cited the work of Lengsfeld et al (2000) who have stated that a lordotic posture of the lumbar spine should be maintained during sitting, but prolonged sitting and increased lumbar lordosis is generally accepted as a high-risk factor in low back pain.
Maternal VIN females had a shorter latency to enter the mating chamber (p = 0.046; [[eta].sub.p.sup.2] = 0.19; Figure 9A), and tended to have greater lordotic intensity than VEH females (p = 0.067; [[eta].sub.p.sup.2] = 0.18; Figure 9B).
Moreover, it has been indicated that pathologies such as spondylolisthesis, osteoarthritis and disk degeneration lead to alterations on the lumbar lordotic angle (LLA).3
Low back pain changes the curvature degrees of the lumbosacral region.5 Patients with low back pain change their posture to cope with pain.6 Extension - mobilization therapy has been found to be beneficial in the case of acute low back pain.7 On the contrary, chronic low back pain patients especially with spinal stenosis benefit from flexion posture.8 It has been shown that the lumbar lordotic angle decreases in patients with lumbar disc herniation.
(27) Additionally, lordotic posture places more weight on the facets, which are not predominantly weightbearing joints but are sites of nociceptive tissue.
Since high pelvic incidence requires a pronounced lordotic curve bent into the rod, there is concern that the contouring process can affect the resistance to fatigue.