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Synonyms for disc

something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate

(computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored

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After imaging, rats were sacrificed and intervertebral discs (L1-L6) were isolated.
Distraction of the intervertebral disc increases intervertebral disc height, increases perfusion of nutrients, regenerates the extracellular matrix and reverses degeneration.
The largest avascular structure in the human body, intervertebral disc, is particularly prone to fatigue, with a very limited capacity for repair or remodeling (Adams et al.
If the fibrocartilage tissue in the spine degenerates over time, an intervertebral disc can "slip," painfully pinching the medulla or nerves.
The paper "Pulsed electromagnetic field treatment reduces expression of genes associated with disc degeneration in human intervertebral disc cells" was authored by Stephanie L.
Kim, "Senescence mechanisms of nucleus pulposus chondrocytes in human intervertebral discs," Spine Journal, vol.
Caption: FIGURE 3: Computed tomography (CT) showed a huge ossification on the dorsal of annulus fibrosus of intervertebral disc at L4/5 at the age of 23 years.
Intervertebral disc, sensory nerves and neurotrophins: who is who in discogenic pain?
A recent report showed that injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) into bovine intervertebral discs can increase the expression of extracellular type II collagen and maximize extracellular matrix production (7).
Retropulsion of intervertebral discs associated with traumatic hyperextension of the cervical spine and absence of vertebral fracture: an uncommon mechanism of spinal cord injury.
This dual purpose is achieved by the segmented structure of the spine, vertebral bodies and their intervertebral discs.
18 This is because of more wear and tear and degeneration in the intervertebral discs.
The system is designed to adapt to the various stages of disc degeneration from early degeneration of intervertebral discs to total disc degeneration requiring fusion procedures.
Washington, September 25 ( ANI ): A gene linked to age-related degeneration of the intervertebral discs in the spine, a common cause of lower back pain, has been identified for the first time by researchers at King's College London.
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