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Flashcards in Musculoskeletal Terminology Deck (14):
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Bilateral

having or relating to two sides; affecting both sides.

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Degenerative

(of a disease or symptom) characterized by progressive, often irreversible deterioration, and loss of function in the organs or tissues.
of or tending to decline and deterioration.

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Hypertrophic

A nontumorous enlargement of an organ or a tissue as a result of an increase in the size rather than the number of constituent cell

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Intervertebral

situated between vertebrae.
"intervertebral joints"

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L5

L1-L5 (lumbar vertebrae): The symbols L1 through L5 represent the five lumbar vertebrae. The lumbar vertebrae are situated between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacral vertebrae in the spinal column

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Laminectomies

a surgical operation to remove the back of one or more vertebrae, usually to give access to the spinal cord or to relieve pressure on nerves.

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Lateral views

of or relating to the side; situated at, proceeding from, or directed to a side: a lateral view.

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Lipping

gerund or present participle: lipping
(of water) lap against.

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Lumbar

relating to the lower part of the back.

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Lumbosacral

Of or relating to or near the small of the back and the back part of the pelvis between the hips. The lumbosacral junction consist of the L5 vertebral body articulating with the first sacral vertebral body.

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S1

the segments of the vertebral column, usually five, which fuse to form the sacrum

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Sacroiliac

relating to the sacrum and the ilium.

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Sacrum

a triangular bone in the lower back formed from fused vertebrae and situated between the two hipbones of the pelvis.

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Anteroposterior

relating to or directed toward both front and back.

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