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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Stuart, from Gorebridge, Midlothian, added: "There is life after a spinal injury and no one should fear the chair.
"Having a spinal injury changes your life and there is a lot to overcome.
Andrew Barkley, coroner for Powys, Bridgend and the Glamorgan Valleys, said he believed the spinal injury was caused on the second fall at the care home.
"If they did have a spinal injury and if the bone shifts it could cut the spinal cord and you'd be paralysed for the rest of your life.
But an onlooker insisted I was not to move him for fear of worsening any spinal injury he may have.
Marsala said grafting at any time after the injury appears likely to work in terms of blocking the formation of spinal injury cavities, but that more work would be required to determine how timing affects functional neurological benefit.
The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) impairment scales of all 19 patients are shown in Table 2.
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A COMBINATION of age and test results can accurately predict whether a wheelchair-bound spinal injury patient will ever walk again.
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