Associations to the word «Spinal»

Wiktionary

SPINAL, adjective. Of or relating to the spine
SPINAL BOARD, noun. Alternative term for spine board
SPINAL CANAL, noun. (anatomy) The canal which runs down through the vertebrae and contains the spinal cord and spinal meninges.
SPINAL CHORD, noun. Alternative spelling of spinal cord
SPINAL COLUMN, noun. (anatomy) The vertebral column.
SPINAL COLUMNS, noun. Plural of spinal column
SPINAL CORD, noun. (anatomy) A thick, whitish cord of nerve tissue which is a major part of the vertebrate central nervous system. It extends from the brain stem down through the spine, with nerves branching off to various parts of the body.
SPINAL CORDS, noun. Plural of spinal cord
SPINAL DISC HERNIATION, noun. (pathology) A medical condition affecting the spine, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings.
SPINAL FLUID, noun. (colloquial) cerebrospinal fluid
SPINAL TAP, noun. (medicine) (colloquial): A diagnostic and at times therapeutic procedure performed to collect a sample of cerebrospinal fluid for biochemical, microbiological, and cytological analysis, or rarely to relieve increased intracranial pressure.
SPINAL TAPS, noun. Plural of spinal tap

Dictionary definition

SPINAL, noun. Anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord.
SPINAL, adjective. Of or relating to the spine or spinal cord; "spinal cord"; "spinal injury".

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