lumbar vertebrae


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lumbar vertebrae

[′ləm‚bär ′vərd·ə‚brā]
(anatomy)
Those vertebrae located between the lowest ribs and the pelvic girdle in all vertebrates.
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Analysis by ANOVA revealed non-significant association between anterior and posterior heights of bodies of all the lumbar vertebrae in various age groups.
On the other hand, none of the 9 SNPs had significant effect on the number of lumbar vertebrae. It inferred that the VRTN gene had strong association with thoracic vertebrae number variation, rather than with the number of lumbar vertebrae, which was consistent with previous result in pig [10,12].
Altogether, intake of most amino acids (except alanine, arginine, glutamic acid, and aspartic acid) were associated with lower BMD in lumbar vertebrae [Table 3].
Generally the Lovett Brother relationships found between the cervical and lumbar vertebrae are as follows: cervical lateral transverse process sensitivity indicates ipsilateral lumbar transverse process anterior rotation; cervical lateral spinous process sensitivity relates to ipsilateral lumbar transverse process inferiority; and, given the absence of a spinous process at C1, the temporal styloid process is used to determine inferiority of the ipsilateral L5 transverse process.
Results: It was found that in the Bundelkhand region, mean transverse diameter (IPD) for typical lumbar vertebrae was 22.075 mm (range 15.4-30.5 mm) and for atypical lumbar vertebrae it was 25.16 mm (range 20.8-29.5 mm).
However, the respective increase in spinal canal width across the lumbar vertebrae was still less than the respective increase in interpars distance at the same levels.
The muscles that are attached to the lumbar vertebrae provide flexion, extension, hyperextension, and rotation of this region of the body, as well as hip flexion for leg movement.
Additionally, a physical examination showed that her activities were limited by mild lumbar scoliosis, and she had tenderness on thoracic vertebrae 11 and 12 and lumbar vertebrae 2 and 4.
KENILWORTH'S Sarah-Jane Perry showed excellent form on her return to the professional squash tour in the USA following a fourmonth absence due to a double stress fracture of a lumbar vertebrae.
Metric measurements included the anterior and posterior heights for each one of the five lumbar vertebrae (L1 to L5) and the intervertebral discs (L1/2 to L5/S1) (Figures 2(a) and 2(b)).
They compared measurements of its lumbar vertebrae (lower back) and sacrum (a triangular bone at the base of the spine) to those of modern humans, fossil hominins (extinct bipedal human ancestors), and a sample of mammals that commonly move around in trees, including apes, sloths and an extinct lemur.