Schmorl's node

Schmorl's node 'shmȯrlz- n a spinal defect characterized by protrusion of the nucleus pulposus into the spongiosa of a vertebra
Schmorl Christian Georg (1861-1932)
German pathologist. Schmorl described the spinal defect now known as Schmorl's node in 1926.

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a lucent area seen on X-ray of the backbone that denotes extrusion of some nucleus pulposus from an intervertebral disc into the body of a vertebra.
C. G. Schmorl (1861-1932), German pathologist

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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