from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the thoracic and lumbar parts of the spinal column.
- adj. Of or relating to the thoracic and lumbar nerves.
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- adj. of or relating to the thoracic and lumbar areas
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to the thoracic and lumbar vertebræ considered collectively.
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The thoracolumbar sympathetics are characterized by the presence of numerous ganglia which may be divided into two groups, central and collateral.
The Thoracolumbar SympatheticsThe thoracolumbar sympathetic fibers arise from the dorso-lateral region of the anterior column of the gray matter of the spinal cord and pass with the anterior roots of all the thoracic and the upper two or three lumbar spinal nerves.
Acetyl-choline, for example, when injected intravenously in very small doses, produces the same effect as the stimulation of the cranial or sacral sympathetics, while the introduction of adrenalin produces the same effect as the stimulation of the thoracolumbar sympathetics.
These ganglia are connected with the central nervous system by three groups of sympathetic efferent or preganglionic fibers, i. e., the cranial, the thoracolumbar, and the sacral.
Medtronic's spinal products include thoracolumbar, cervical and antibody devices, including the Minimal Access Spinal Technologies (MAST) along with bone growth substitutes, and devices for vertebral compression fractures and spinal stenosis.
Pedicle screws are designed specifically for use in the thoracolumbar spine.
Neural signals originating in the brain are transmitted to a thoracolumbar erection center and trigger the psychogenic erection associated with either fantasy or viewing erotic material.
CHICAGO - Fluorine-18 (F-18) fluoride ion PET/CT may help predict which metastatic lesions will be painful in the thoracolumbar spine, potentially leading to better preventive treatment for those patients, according to researchers from Stanford University in Stanford, CA.
Brad Mason, Orthofix Group President of North America commented, â€œThe Firebird system is a highly differentiated thoracolumbar system which allows us to address a number of anatomical spinal issues.
Firebird is a comprehensive system with a modular screw designed to provide surgeons with intra-operative flexibility during various thoracolumbar spine procedures, including the treatment of degenerative disc disease and deformity corrections.