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disc

[disk]
(astronomy)

DISC

[disk]
(engineering)

disc

disc
disc
i. The imaginary surface swept by the rotor blades during their rotation.
ii. That portion of the compressor or the turbine to which blades are attached.

disc

(storage, spelling)
British spelling of "disk", normally only used for "compact disc".

disc

An alternate spelling for disk with a "k." Some computer manufacturers use this spelling for magnetic disks, but "disc" usually refers to optical media, such as CDs and DVDs.

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Disc ("c") refers to pure optical media, and disk ("k") refers to magnetic hard disks and floppy disks as well as to disks that use a combination of magnetic and optical technologies (see magneto-optic disk).
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Intervertebral disc pressure changes during the Flexion-Distraction procedure for low back pain.
Not only ligaments, joint capsule, or parts of the intervertebral disc can elongate and may lose some of the mechanical properties, but at the same time, the tissues become vulnerable to damage and thus likely to succumb due to fatigue.
The goal is for the stem cells to trigger cellular and molecular repair processes and ideally to form new intervertebral disc cells in order to contribute to the regeneration of the tissue.
Hoyland, "Accelerated cellular senescence in degenerate intervertebral discs: a possible role in the pathogenesis of intervertebral disc degeneration," Arthritis Research & Therapy, vol.
The anatomical basis for low back pain: Studies on the presence of sensory nerve endings in ligamentous, capsular and intervertebral disc structures in the human lumbar spine.
For example, the stem cells transplanted into degenerated intervertebral discs will face a harsh environment, which has very high pressure, low nutrition and low oxygen.
Anterior microdiscectomy was performed in C5-C6, removing bulky intervertebral disc consisting of the nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus.
Immunohistochemical Detec- tion of Schwann cells in innervated and vascularized human intervertebral discs.
Dorsal migration of a herniated intervertebral disc is rare and may be difficult to definitively diagnose preoperatively.
1), not related to the anterior or posterior edge but rather to the central portions of the intervertebral discs.

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