mammillary process

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mammillary process

[′ma·mə‚ler·ē ′präs·əs]
(anatomy)
One of the tubercles on the posterior part of the superior articular processes of the lumbar vertebrae.
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The L2 left superior articular facet was more medially oriented than the right facet, and both superior articular facets were associated with prominent mamillary processes (Fig.
The superior articular facets of the L2 vertebra were faced medially and exhibited prominent mamillary processes. In addition, the left inferior articular facet (same side as the IAF) was positioned in a higher plane than its right counterpart.
Furthermore, with the block in position, the spinous, lamina or mamillary processes can be contacted to rotate the vertebra opposite to the direction indicated by the cervical vertebra transverse process sensitivity.