an abnormal protrusion of a spinal disk between vertebrae, most often in the lumbar region of the spine, causing pain due to pressure on spinal nerves.
herniated disk n.
The protrusion of a degenerated or fragmented intervertebral disk into the intervertebral foramen, compressing the nerve root. Also called protruded disk, ruptured disk.
ruptured disk n.
See herniated disk.
noun, Slang. 1. the symbol of an eagle with wings spread appearing in the honorable discharge emblem of the U.S. armed forces. ruptured duck
RUQ right upper quadrant
adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the country, country life, or country people; rustic: rural tranquillity. 2. living in the country: the rural population. 3. of or relating to agriculture: rural economy. noun 4. a person who lives in a rural area. adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the country or […]