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disc

[disk]
(astronomy)

DISC

[disk]
(engineering)

disc

disc
disc
i. The imaginary surface swept by the rotor blades during their rotation.
ii. That portion of the compressor or the turbine to which blades are attached.

disc

(storage, spelling)
British spelling of "disk", normally only used for "compact disc".

disc

An alternate spelling for disk with a "k." Some computer manufacturers use this spelling for magnetic disks, but "disc" usually refers to optical media, such as CDs and DVDs.

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Disc ("c") refers to pure optical media, and disk ("k") refers to magnetic hard disks and floppy disks as well as to disks that use a combination of magnetic and optical technologies (see magneto-optic disk).
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Now, a multidisciplinary research team from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and School of Veterinary Medicine is aiming to solve this issue by developing bioengineered intervertebral discs made out of an individual's own stem cells.
Finally, the thoracic intervertebral disc herniation may present a significant diagnostic challenge and may remain a misdiagnosis, if it is not considered within the range of preliminary diagnoses in cases with dorsalgia.
Adjacent injured vertebrae with intervening intervertebral disc were obtained and fixed in 4% buffered formalin.
Grad, "Advancing the cellular and molecular therapy for intervertebral disc disease," Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, vol.
The synthesis and decomposition of normal intervertebral disc matrix maintain a balance, and its decomposition is mainly through the generation and activation of catabolic enzymes, including MMPs and a disintegrin and metalloproteinase [28].
The patient was then placed in reverse jack-knife position for opening of the right lateral intervertebral disc space.
As shown in [Table 1], we found that intervertebral disc ADC values among different age groups (Groups A, B, C, and D) decreased with age.
Low-impact aerobic exercise is especially beneficial for maintaining the integrity of intervertebral discs. If you haven't exercised in a while, start with just a few minutes of easy walking or swimming.
Vascularization and morphological changes of the endplate after axial compression and distraction of the intervertebral disc. Spine.
The largest avascular structure in the human body, intervertebral disc, is particularly prone to fatigue, with a very limited capacity for repair or remodeling (Adams et al., 1995).
Wang, "Lumbar intervertebral disc prosthesis," Chinese Medical Journal, vol.

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