nucleus pulposus

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nucleus pulposus

[¦nü·klē·əs pəl′pō·səs]
(anatomy)
The soft, fibrocartilaginous central portion of the intervertebral disk.
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As a result, the potential for disc bulging or herniation with the inner core of gelatinous nucleus escaping out of the torn outer disc layers increases.