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lordosis

 [lor-do´sis]
1. the anterior concavity in the curvature of the lumbar and cervical spine as viewed from the side.
2. abnormal increase in this curvature. See also kyphosis and scoliosis. adj., adj lordot´ic.
Abnormally increased curvature of the lower spine characteristic of lordosis. From Dorland's, 2000.

lor·do·sis

(lōr-dō'sis), [TA]
An anteriorly convex curvature of the vertebral column; the normal lordoses of the cervical and lumbar regions are secondary curvatures of the vertebral column, acquired postnatally.
Synonym(s): hollow back, saddle back
[G. lordōsis, a bending backward]

lordosis

/lor·do·sis/ (lor-do´sis)
1. the anterior concavity in the curvature of the lumbar and cervical spine as viewed from the side.
2. abnormal increase in this curvature.

lordosis

(lôr-dō′sĭs)
n. pl. lordo·ses (-sēz)
1. An abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lumbar region.
2. The mating posture displayed by female rodents and certain other mammals, in which the back is arched downward and the hindquarters are raised.

lor·dot′ic (-dŏt′ĭk) adj.

lordosis

[lôrdō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, lordos, bent forward, osis, condition
an abnormal anterior concavity of the lumbar part of the back.

lordosis

Orthopedics Spinal lordosis, swayback The forward curvature of the lumbar spine, causing the normal concavity of the lower lumbar region of the back  Etiology↑ abdominal contents–eg, pregnancy or extreme obesity, poor posture, flexion contracture of hip, rickets, TB of spine.

lor·do·sis

(lōr-dō'sis)
1. [TA] A normal anteriorly convex curvature of the vertebral column.
2. Hyperlordosis; an abnormal anteriorly convex curvature of the spine, usually lumbar.
Compare: hyperlordosis, hyperlordotic
[G. lordōsis, a bending backward]

lordosis

An abnormal degree of forward curvature of the lower part of the spine, often associated with abnormal backward curvature of the upper part (KYPHOSIS). Lordosis is an exaggeration of the normal forward curve and often causes the buttocks to appear unduly prominent.

lordosis

exaggerated forward curve of the lumbar spine. There is a normal wide variation in spinal curvature and lordosis is common during the accelerated phases of growth. In sport it is usually the result of poor posture or unequal development of the supporting spinal musculature. Treatment is therefore targeted at correcting posture and improving muscle control, balance and strength.

lordosis

abnormal spinal extension characterized by increased sagittal-plane curvature of lumbar spine, associated anterior tilt of upper pelvis, relative superior orientation of acetabulum (and hip joint) and genu recurvatum

lordosis (lōr·dōˑ·sis),

n exagger-ated anterior spinal curvature at the lumbar concavity. Also called
swayback.
Lordosis.

lor·do·sis

(lōr-dō'sis)
[TA] A normal anteriorly convex curvature of the vertebral column.
[G. lordōsis, a bending backward]

lordosis (lôrdō´sis),

n an anteroposterior curvature of the spine with the convexity facing forward.

lordosis

downward curvature of the lumbar spine.
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Lordosis in a horse. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
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