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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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The protocol can be adapted to any intervertebral disc, taking into consideration the load changes and disc size.
Total lumbar curvature, lumbar spine height, intervertebral disc height, intervertebral angle and posterior disc bulge were analyzed using Slice-o-Matic imaging software (Tomovision, Inc.
Computed tomography-guided FNABs of 78 cases, which included 66 vertebral and 12 intervertebral disc lesions, performed during the period January 1994 to February 2000 at Harper Hospital, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Mich, were reviewed and analyzed.
Drugs that turn off or even only partially inactivate NF-kB could be used to prevent the degeneration of intervertebral discs in patients.
This support and motion is achieved by the three-joint complex that exists between each of the vertebrae in the spine, consisting of two adjacent vertebrae that attach to and sandwich an intervertebral disc forming one of the many joints in the vertebral column.
2,5,11) Plain radiography may show collapse of the intervertebral disc and destruction of the adjacent vertebral bodies; (6) CT may show disc flattening and vertebral endplate destruction.
Discusses the use of bone substitutes and artificial intervertebral discs and covers topics such as the use of injectable biomaterials like calcium phosphate for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
These systems were created to provide relief of back and neck pain and symptoms associated with herniated discs, bulging or protruding intervertebral discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and sciatica.
The team's research shows genetics play a key role in lower back pain and the deterioration of intervertebral discs of the spine as well.
Investors were told that a Phase 2 trial for repair of degenerating intervertebral discs was due to commence shortly, and that the cervical and lumbar fusion Phase 2 clinical trials remain on track.
After standing or sitting all day, gravity compresses the intervertebral discs, causing the average adult to shrink by about 16mm over the course of the day.

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