intervertebral love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Located between vertebrae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Between the vertebrae

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Between vertebræ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated between any two successive vertebræ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pertaining to the space between two vertebrae


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  • "The cause can be either a sudden protrusion or pimple of a cervical disc, or simply inflammation and swelling of the nerve root in a narrowed exit hole of the spine called the intervertebral foramen", says Dr. Alex Simotas, department of physiatry at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City who specializes in neck pain.

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  • The vertebrae are separated by a soft cartilage cushion called the intervertebral disc. - Business News

  • Everyone knows that high heels are bad for the lower back, joints, intervertebral discs and overall posture, but it turns out that even the raised heel on most athletic shoes is less than ideal, as well.

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  • There are also many fossils of plesio-and pliosaurs, including the famous nearly complete articulated skeleton of a juvenile Liopleurodon ferox from the Oxford Clays from which many life-reconstructions are based but actually when I took a closer look I was under the strong impression that the intervertebral distance is too big and some tail vertebrae seems missing too...

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  • The reality that despite outward differences humanity is largely the same was brought home by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, nursing a ruptured/herniated intervertebral disk and therefore unable to attend, who commented humorously by video from South Africa that he could not imagine his friend and fellow Nobelist The Dalai Lama being told in heaven, "you are a wonderful man, but because you are not a Christian ...."

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  • Most back strains that occur with “moving boxes” are likely to be due to spasm of overstretched or torn back muscles, or possible compression and herniation of an intervertebral disk.

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  • Lumbar disc disease is the drying out of the spongy interior matrix of an intervertebral disc in the spine.

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  • The term “Cervical Spondylytis” refers to a disease which refers to the degeneration of intervertebral disc and consequent pressure on the cervical spinal cord or the cervical nerve roots.

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  • "Seated shoulder presses do increase the compressive load on the intervertebral discs," he says.

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  • The ribs are connected to all the intervertebral spaces on the inside, from the neck to the lumbar region, by a small ligament, and before to the sternum, their extremities being spongy and soft; their form is the most arched in man of all animals; for in this part, man is, of all animals, the narrowest in proportion to his bulk.

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