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Spine: Medical Terms

The spinal cord is a cord of nervous tissue that passes through this tunnel.

vertebra A backbone; any one of the bones of the spinal column
intervertebral Situated between two adjacent vertebrae
cervical Pertaining to the neck; the seven cervical vertebrae are designated C1-C7
thoracic Pertaining to the chest; the 12 thoracic vertebrae are designated T1-T12
lumbar Pertaining to the loin or small of the back. The five lumbar vertebrae are designated L1-L5
sacrum The large triangular bone near the lower end of the spinal column to which the hip bones are attached. Composed of five fused vertebrae
coccyx The tail bone or small bone at the end of the spinal column. Formed by the fusion of several rudimentary vertebrae
coccygeal Pertaining to the coccyx or tail bone
Created by: lorriej