Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, pertaining to the whole dorsal (that is, the thoracic and lumbar) region of the trunk of the body: said especially of those vertebræ, collectively considered, which intervene between the cervical and the sacral vertebræ proper.

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Examples

  • Prior to the introduction in 1955 of succinylcholine muscle relaxation for ECT, many patients sustained spinal compression fractures during the tonic phase of the induced seizure, and pretreatment x-rays of the dorsolumbar spine were routinely obtained for medicolegal documentation.

    The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry

  • Scoliosis may be a cervicodorsal, dorsolumbar, or lumbosacral curve, and the inclination of the vertebral column may be to the right or left (Figs. 132 and 133).

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Scoliosis may be a cervicodorsal, dorsolumbar, or lumbosacral curve, and the inclination of the vertebral column may be to the right or left.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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