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facet joint

synovial joint between articular processes (zygapophytes) of the vertebrae. Also called zygapophyseal joint.
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Facet joint

facet joint

Zygapophyseal joint Orthopedics The synovial joint between the articular processes of the vertebral bodies

fa·cet joint

(fas'ĕt joynt)
The synovial joint between vertebral facets or between vertebrae and ribs.
Synonym(s): zygapophysial joint.

facet joint

Any of the zygapophyseal joints of the vertebral column between the articulating facets of each pair of vertebrae.
See also: joint
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Figure 2 shows the adjusted mean MIF and 95% confidence intervals for each response measure during the ramp and hold movements for each facet joint condition.
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