vertebral column

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vertebral column:

see spinal columnspinal column,
bony column forming the main structural support of the skeleton of humans and other vertebrates, also known as the vertebral column or backbone. It consists of segments known as vertebrae linked by intervertebral disks and held together by ligaments.
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vertebral column

[′vərd·ə·brəl ′käl·əm]
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He added: "The main issue was that Huntington's masked this spinal injury that seemed to hoodwink those who were dealing with him.
Pending approval by UC San Diego's Institutional Review Board, the next step is a small phase 1 trial to test safety and efficacy with patients who have suffered a thoracic spinal cord injury (between vertebrae T2-T12) one to two years earlier, and who have no motor or sensory function at or below the spinal injury site.
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Following a spinal injury, meningeal cells increase in number and migrate to form glial scars, and the team believes the process explains part of the mechanism of stem cell activation in central nervous system diseases--a mechanism which could, in turn, be used for treatments.
It may also help researchers decide which patients are most suitable for trials of new spinal injury treatments.
The study reveals that spinal injury in India results more often in paraplegia (paralysis of the two limbs below the torso) than tetraplegia (paralysis of all four limbs).
Recent successes for Tawam Hospital's 360 degree surgery include an 18 year old woman with a cervical spinal injury resulting from a car accident in Al Ain, who was able to return home after just four days in hospital and a 25 year old patient who was injured in a car accident which led to a fracture dislocation of the cervical spine, who through a small posterior and then anterior incision, had their cervical spine unlocked and then fused in one operation, rather than two.
Dennis himself knows all about such injuries - having suffered a spinal injury himself.
As a result of the crash, which happened at around 25 mph, he now specialises in spinal injury cases and is chairman of the patient group at the Spinal Injuries Unit in Southport.
I'm pleased to be supporting the Spinal Injuries Association which is a very unique charity helping people who become paralysed through a spinal injury at any time in their lives.
A majority of the players had received a spinal injury, suffered from cerebral palsy or spina bifida, but did not let their disabilities hamper their love of the game.