curvature of spine


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Related to curvature of spine: lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis

curvature of spine

One of four normal curves or flexures of the vertebral column as seen in profile: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral. Abnormal curvatures may occur as a result of maldevelopment or disease processes. See: kyphosis; lordosis; scoliosis
See also: curvature
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