intervertebral disk


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Related to intervertebral disk: Posterior longitudinal ligament, intervertebral disk disease
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Synonyms for intervertebral disk

a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)

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Okronozis, alkaptonuri hastalarinda HGA polimerlerin eklem kikirdaginda, intervertebral disk ve konnektif dokularda birikerek kahverengi-siyah pigmentasyon ile karakterize nadir gorulen otozomal resesif metabolik bir hastaliktir (2-4,8-10).
1,2) Notochordal remnants have occasionally been found in the intervertebral disk where they are known as rests or vestiges, to disappear by the age of 1 to 3 years.
Bochum, Germany) provides physicians, specialists in spine surgery, orthopedists, neurosurgeons, and residents in these specialties with current information on the diagnostic techniques and therapeutic approaches for patients with intervertebral disk disease.
To the Editor: Infectious spondylitis is an infection by a specific organism of one or more components of the spine, namely the vertebrae, intervertebral disks, paraspinal abnormal soft tissues, and epidural space.
Potential pain generators in and around the spine include intervertebral disks (broad, flat cartilage structures containing a gel-like fluid that cushion and separate vertebrae), facet joints (joints that connect two vertebrae), muscles and ligaments.
irritation of the sciatic nerve may be due to pressure from a so-called "slipped disk"--more correctly, a herniated intervertebral disk.
A diskectomy is a surgery to remove a herniated or bulging intervertebral disk.
The volume concludes with some discussions of likely future developments in such areas as intervertebral disk repair and restoration of spinal cord function.
MRI shows an intervertebral disk herniation between L4 and L5, with evidence of nerve compression.