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coccyx

(kŏk`sĭks): 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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coccyx

[′käk‚siks]
(anatomy)
The fused vestige of caudal vertebrae forming the last bone of the vertebral column in humans and certain other primates.
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coccyx

a small triangular bone at the end of the spinal column in man and some apes, representing a vestigial tail
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Coccygeal polypoid eccrine nevi should be distinguished from other eccrine nevi.
Chatellier, "Causes and mechanisms of common coccydynia: role of body mass index and coccygeal trauma," The Spine Journal, vol.
Under ring block local infiltration anaesthesia with 2% Lignocaine Hcl, a 'V shaped incision was made at the level of 4th coccygeal vertebra.
Lee et al .[sup][19] cultured bovine coccygeal discs under a 5 kg static load and found that although NP cell viability was maintained after 1 week, an approximately 50% decrease in proteoglycan synthesis occurred within 2 days of culturing.
Persistence of intervertebral discs between the sacral and coccygeal vertebrae is a very rare finding.
Briefly, in the literature, it was reported that isolated sacral or coccygeal tuberculosis is generally revealed by back pain without neurological deficit.
MRI showed a 144 x 63 [mm.sup.2] large presacral mass with septated cystic and solid components arising from coccygeal area without any connections to spinal canal.
Blood samples were collected twice weekly after the morning milking during the first three weeks of lactation from the coccygeal vein in plain vacutainer tubes (BD, Brazil) in order to determine a metabolic profile.
Blood samples were taken on day 16th of each experimental period, before the morning feeding, by vein or artery coccygeal puncture.
Coccygeal: This region contains only the coccyx, which is often referred to as the tailbone.
Spinal vertebrae comprise five levels: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal (Chawla, 2013).
The incidence of the tumour is reported to be 1/100.000.1,2,6 GNs are located most commonly in the thoracic cavity (posterior mediastinum) (60-80%), and less commonly in the abdominal cavity (adrenal gland, pelvic, retro peritoneum, sacral and coccygeal sympathetic ganglia, and the organ of Zuckerkandl) (10-15%) or in the cervical region (5%).2