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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The enigma that is the nucleus pulposus cell the search goes on.
Extracellular matrix ligand and stiffness modulate immature nucleus pulposus cell - cell interactions.
Identifying molecular phenotype of nucleus pulposus cells in human intervertebral disc with aging and degeneration.
Differentiation of menstrual blood-derived stem cells toward nucleus pulposus-like cells in a coculture system with nucleus pulposus cells.
Lactate down-regulates matrix systhesis and promotes apoptosis and autophagy in rat nucleus pulposus cells," Journal of Orthopaedic Research, vol.
Strengthening the link between cytokines and nerve injury, Olmarker and Larsson (1998) discovered the presence of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-[alpha]) within nucleus pulposus cells and demonstrated that it reduces nerve conduction velocity.

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