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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.

slipped disk

(slĭpt)
n.
Protrusion of a part of an intervertebral disk through the fibrocartilage, occurring usually in the lower lumbar region and often causing back pain or sciatica.

slipped disk

slipped disk

A popular term for any anatomic defect—bulge, degeneration, herniation, prolapse, rupture or tear—in the intervertebral disc, which may be accompanied by symptoms of nerve impingement, including pain and paraesthesias.

slipped disk

Herniated disk, see there.

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.

slipped

1. aborted.
2. dislocated or out of place in a more general sense.

slipped claw
flexion of the posterior claw in canaries so the dorsal surface becomes weight-bearing. May be caused by riboflavin deficiency.
slipped disk
see slipped disk.
slipped epiphysis
slipped shoulder
see suprascapular paralysis.
slipped stifle
see patellar luxation.
slipped tendon
see perosis.

Patient discussion about slipped disk

Q. I have a low back pain that radiates to my leg when i pick up stuff. Is it a disc herniation? I am a 43 years old bank teller. During the past 5 months I've suffered from a low back pain. The pain is not very strong, but it gets much worse while doing physical activity. When i walk or lift heavy things the pain is even stronger, and it radiates to my left leg. Can it be signs for disc herniation?

A. It's possible that you have a nerve impingement from a disc herniation, but not necessarily so. What you need to know is that even if you have a herniated disc, the question is what would the recommended treatment be?
90% or more of herniated discs resolve without surgical treatment within 6 months. MRI imaging is generally only indicated if one is considering surgery; in other words, your pain and neurological status is such that surgery is clinically indicated. Then, an MRI may be helpful for the surgeon. If surgery is not indicated based on clinical/symptoms, then it probably is unwise to get an MRI. They often show abnormalities that are simply 'red herrings' and often prompt people to proceed with surgery that really is not needed. Beware!

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who is being treated in New York for a blood clot which complicated a slipped disc, has started rehabilitation and his health is "very reassuring", the kingdom's health minister said on Sunday.
The statement added that thanks to God Almighty, a blood clot was removed and the slipped disc was treated during the successful back surgery.
The king had "a back surgery, in which the blood clot was extracted, the slipped disc was corrected, and the injured vertebrae was stabilized in Presbyterian Hospital in the United States of America," the Saudi Press Agency quoted the statement as saying.