case 6 glossary

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  1. crowding or clustering together
    aggregating
  2. walking
    ambulating
  3. any joint disease
    arthropathy
  4. to make less sharp; dull
    blunted
  5. bruised
    contused
  6. having a surface that is rounded and somewhat elevated
    convex
  7. made up of separate and distinct parts or defined by lesions that do not become unified
    discrete
  8. excision of any intervertebral disk [is sometimes spelled discectomy]
    diskectomy
  9. to increase in severity
    exacerbate
  10. main area or center of deterioration
    focal degeneration
  11. a owerful disinfectant gas, used in water as a fluid to preserve tissue removed at surger for pathologic evaluation; same as formaldehyde
    formalin
  12. low area; trough, or groove
    gutter
  13. periodically stopping and starting again at separated intervals
    intermittent
  14. located between two adjoining vertebrae
    intervertebral
  15. excision of the posterior arch of a vertebra
    laminectomy
  16. pertaining to the lumbar region of the spine [between the thorax and the pelvis]
    lumbosacral
  17. an x-ray of the spinal cord obtained after injection of dye into the spinal canal
    myelogram
  18. a serous membrane lining the thoracic of pleural cavity
    pleura
  19. lying face downward
    prone
  20. of or pertaining to a radical, which would be the cause or root of a morbid process, such as a radical surgery
    radicular
  21. to draw back; the condition of being drawn back, such as tissue during a surgical procedure
    retraction
  22. the sacral and iliac spines where they join and theeir associated ligaments
    sacroiliac
  23. a sideways deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine [S-shaped spine]
    scoliosis
  24. projecting bodies [outgrowths] from a bone or muscle
    spurring
  25. space under the arachnoid membrane, between it and the pia mater
    subarachnoid space

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