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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.

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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Being overweight puts extra pressure on the coccyx, but being underweight can also irritate it because there isn't enough fat to act as a cushion.
At times due to wrong posture or wide curvature of coccyx in some individuals, more pressure falls on the coccyx, leading to chronic stress in it and causing its inflammation followed by acute pain," says Dr O N Nagi, senior orthopaedician, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
Additionally, it is likely that the wound dressing on her coccyx was soiled and needed to be changed and, with multiple decubiti already appearing on her coccyx, the wound was bound to worsen.
Slightly more detail is afforded by Breathnach (1965) who reports attachment to the lower part of the transverse tubercle of S3, the posterior aspect of the sacrum, and the transverse tubercles down to the coccyx.
Press in the midline posteriorly against the coccyx to rule out coccygodynia.
The bones of the spine include 7 cervical vertebrae in the neck; 12 thoracic vertebrae at the back wall of the chest; 5 lumbar vertebrae at the inward curve (small) of the lower back; the sacrum, composed of 5 fused vertebrae between the hip bones; and the coccyx, composed of 3 to 5 fused bones at the lower tip of the vertebral column.
This stop element is flat and arched in a shape that may be held at a depressed portion of the coccyx area of the user to absorb any menstrual discharge flowing to the coccyx area.
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For an athlete to be featured in one of NBC's nauseating, honey-hued profiles, he or she has to have endured a major car accident, an emergency appendectomy aboard a runaway train, the death of one or both parents, a crippling depression, or a shattered coccyx.
The vertebral column of the back has seven cervical vertebrae, twelve thoracic vertebrae, five lumbar vertebrae, the sacrum and the coccyx.
Kyle received the high-speed blunt force impact of the truck and sustained multiple injuries including: a closed head injury, scalp avulsion laceration, 8 fractured ribs, collapsed lung, spleen and liver lacerations, and multiple fractures to the pelvis, hip, and coccyx.