atlantoaxial

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at·lan·to·ax·i·al

(at-lan'tō-ak'sē-ăl),
Pertaining to the atlas and the axis; denoting the joint between the first two cervical vertebrae.

atlantoaxial

/at·lan·to·ax·i·al/ (at-lan″to-ak´se-al) pertaining to the atlas and the axis.

atlantoaxial

(ăt-lăn′tō-ăk′sē-əl)
adj.
Relating to the atlas and the axis or to the joint between the two vertebrae.

atlantoaxial

[ətlan′tō·ak′sē·əl]
Etymology: Gk, atlas, to bear, axis, pivot
pertaining to the first two cervical vertebrae.

at·lan·to·ax·i·al

(at-lan'tō-ak'sē-ăl)
Pertaining to the atlas and the axis; denoting the joint between the first two cervical vertebrae.
Synonym(s): atloaxoid.

atlantoaxial

pertaining to the atlas and axis.

atlantoaxial joint
the articulation between the first two cervical vertebrae.
atlantoaxial membrane
the fibrous sheet which closes the interarcual space between the atlas and the axis.
atlantoaxial subluxation
degeneration or malformation of the dens is seen mainly in toy breeds of dogs predisposing to displacement of the axis. Fracture of the dens can occur in any animal. Compression of the cervical cord is a common sequel that causes neck pain and varying degrees of spastic tetraparesis. Treatment is surgical stabilization. Also reported in Holstein cattle.