herniated disk

herniation of intervertebral disk.

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  • herniated disk — Pathol. 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. Also called ruptured disk, slipped disk. * * * also called  protruded disk  or… …   Universalium

  • herniated disk — her′niated disk′ n. pat an abnormal protrusion of a spinal disk between vertebrae Also called slipped disk …   From formal English to slang

  • herniated disk — Pathol. 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. Also called ruptured disk, slipped disk …   Useful english dictionary

  • disk herniation — herniation of intervertebral disk protrusion of the nucleus pulposus or anulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disk, which may impinge on nerve roots; this occurs most often in lumbar vertebrae, and sometimes in cervical vertebrae. The herniated… …   Medical dictionary

  • disk — 1. A round, flat plate; any approximately flat circular structure. 2. SYN: lamella (2). 3. In dentistry, a circular piece of thin paper or other material, coated with an abrasive substance, used for cutting and polishing tee …   Medical dictionary

  • slipped disk — slipped′ disk′ n. pat herniated disk • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • ruptured disk. — See herniated disk. * * * …   Universalium

  • slipped disk. — See herniated disk. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruptured disk. — See herniated disk …   Useful english dictionary

  • slipped disk. — See herniated disk. [1940 45] …   Useful english dictionary

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