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lordosis

[lȯr‚dō·səs]
(medicine)
Exaggerated forward curvature of the lumbar spine.
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A review and reevaluation of the role of serotonin in the modulation of lordosis behavior in the female rat.
As explained in the section on tackling, loss of spinal lordosis has been shown to be a weaker position; greater force and torque may be transferred into the contact situation when a neutral back with natural lordosis is maintained.
Occurrence of Poor Posture, Most Frequent Postural Abnormalities, and Scoliosis by Gender, in Czech School Children Boys (n = 1761) Girls (n = 1759) Study Parameter Frequency % Frequency % p Value Poor posture 736 41.79 605 34.39 <0.001 * Protruding scapulae 981 55.71 763 43.38 <0.001 * Increased lumbar lordosis 569 32.31 540 30.70 0.267 Round back 651 36.97 448 25.47 <0.001 * Scoliosis 96 5.45 109 6.20 0.345 * Significant difference between boys and girls (p < 0.05).
Disk heights decreased as lumbar lordosis increased in each sitting position from reclining to forward flexion.
These individual cross-country skiers "showed a significantly higher relationship between thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis than did those skiers without low back pain, 18.2 degrees and 10.5 degrees, respectively," the researchers said.
The screening of this targeted age group was designed to detect adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) as well as other perceived spinal irregularities, including kyphosis and lordosis.
Sexual receptivity (lordosis) was not affected by any of the treatment conditions; however, sexual proceptivity was significantly decreased compared to control.