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disk

 [disk]
a circular or rounded flat plate; often spelled disc in names of anatomic structures.
articular disk a pad of fibrocartilage or dense fibrous tissue present in some synovial joints.
Bowman's disk one of the flat plates making up a striated muscle fiber.
choked disk papilledema.
ciliary disk pars plana.
embryonic disk (germ disk) (germinal disk) a flattened round bilaminar plate of cells in the blastocyst of a mammal, where the first traces of the embryo are seen; called also embryonic or germinal area.
herniated disk see herniated disk.
intervertebral disk the layer of fibrocartilage between the bodies of adjoining vertebrae; see also herniated disk.
intra-articular d's articular disk.
Merkel's d's small cup-shaped tactile receptors in the skin that are particularly sensitive to continuous pressure.
optic disk the intraocular part of the optic nerve formed by fibers converging from the retina and appearing as a pink to white disk in the retina; there are no sensory receptors in the region and hence no response to stimuli. Called also blind spot.
ruptured disk herniated disk.
slipped disk popular term for herniated disk.

articular disk

1 a small oval plate between the condyle of the mandible and the mandibular fossa. Displacement of or injury to the plate may be a cause of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain.
2 the platelike cartilaginous end of certain bones in movable joints, sometimes closely associated with surrounding muscles or with cartilage.

articular disk

The biconcave oval disk of fibrous connective tissue that separates the two joint cavities of the temporomandibular joint on each side.
See also: disk

disk

a circular or rounded flat plate. See also intervertebral disk.

articular disk
a pad of fibrocartilage or dense fibrous tissue present in some synovial joints. As specialized intra-articular structures they differ from articular plates in that they have nerve and blood supplies.
choked disk
papilledema.
embryonic disk
a flattish area in a cleaved ovum in which the first traces of the embryo are seen. Called also germinal disk.
disk explosion
the lesion produced by a sudden extrusion of non-degenerate nucleus pulposus from intervertebral disks into the cervical vertebral canal as a result of trauma.
germinal disk
the embryo in a hen egg.
intra-articular disk
articular disk.
olfactory disk
these develop on the ventrolateral aspects of the head early in fetal development. They deepen, are surrounded by the developing nasal processes, then break through into the oral cavity and become the nasal cavities.
slipped disk
the popular name for prolapse of the nucleus of an intervertebral disk.
References in periodicals archive ?
One study catalogued a number of combined articular disk injuries and did report the occurrence of the concurrent 1A/1B lesion.
Critical periods in the prenatal morphogenesis of the human lateral pterygoid muscle, the mandibular condyle, the articular disk, and medial articular capsule.
Type IIA tears involve thinning of the articular disk without frank perforation.
Class IA injuries are traumatic tears of the central portion of the articular disk.

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