spinal concussion n.
Sudden transient loss of function of the spinal cord due to trauma.
noun 1. the cord of nerve tissue extending through the spinal canal of the spinal column. noun 1. the thick cord of nerve tissue within the spinal canal, which in man gives rise to 31 pairs of spinal nerves, and together with the brain forms the central nervous system spinal cord n. The thick, whitish […]
- Spinal curvature
spinal curvature n. Any of several deformities characterized by abnormal curvature of the spine, such as kyphosis or scoliosis.
- Spinal decompression
spinal decompression n. The relief of pressure upon the spinal cord as caused by a tumor, cyst, hematoma, or bone, through surgery.
- Spinal fusion
spinal fusion n. A surgical procedure in which vertebrae are joined. Also called spondylosyndesis.