thoracic vertebra

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Noun1.thoracic vertebra - one of 12 vertebrae in the human vertebral columnthoracic vertebra - one of 12 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; thoracic vertebrae extend from the seventh cervical vertebra down to the first lumbar vertebra
vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
back, dorsum - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
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UP localization extends up to the third cervical vertebra, and down to the second thoracic vertebra, anteriorly and posteriorly respectively.
"The angle that I'd hit the rock at sent a shockwave down my spine that shattered my sixth thoracic vertebra, leaving me unable to get down the hill myself."
Regarding fracture of thoracic vertebrae, the 4th thoracic vertebra was fractured in 11 (6.8%) followed by fracture of 1st and 12th thoracic vertebrae in 4 (2.5%) cases each.
Ultimate pH was measured directly on the surface of a cutting plane of the 13th thoracic vertebra at about 72 h after slaughter, using a pH meter (LAQUA D -71, Horiba, Kyoto, Japan) equipped with a flat, ion-sensitive, field-effect transistor electrode (0040-10D, Horiba, Japan).
A substernal goiter has been defined as an enlarged gland with extension down to the aortic arch with its lower border reaching the transverse process of the 4th thoracic vertebra or below, or with greater than 50% of the goiter volume present behind the sternum (2).
Caudal to the region of the ninth thoracic vertebra a single vertebral column was evident (Fig.
[3] reported that 40 spine fracture incidents had occurred in Indy Car racing between 1996 and 2006, and the authors indicated that the spine region between 11th thoracic vertebra and 2nd lumbar vertebra tended to be the predominant fracture location.
Vertical position distribution describes the parameter in the vertical direction of PE, and it does not change the horizontal internal force which can make the thoracic vertebra stable in the horizontal direction.
MRI of the thoracic spine showed an epidural mass extending from the fifth to the tenth thoracic vertebra (Figure 1).
Injury to the duct above the fifth thoracic vertebra leads to a left-sided effusion, whereas damage to the duct below this level results in a right-sided effusion.