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spinous process

n.
The long rearward projection from the arch of a vertebra that provides a point of attachment for muscles and ligaments.

spinous process

Etymology: L, spina, backbone, processus
a spinelike projection of bony tissue, such as the spinous process of a vertebra extending posteriorly from a vertebral arch. Also called spine.

spi·nous pro·cess

(spīn'ŭs pros'es)
1. The dorsal projection from the center of a vertebral arch.
2. Synonym(s): sphenoidal spine.

spinous process

The rearward projection of a vertebra.

spinous process (spīˑ·ns prôˑ·ses),

n the median process, which resembles a plate or spine, of a vertebra's neural arch. In chiropractic medicine, Daniel David Palmer was the first to use this specific process as a lever in the manual adjustment of a spine.
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Aedeagal shaft tubular, slender, apex expanded with three spinous processes on right side (Figs.
InSWing is designed to be placed between the spinous processes of the lumbar spine using a unique unilateral approach.
4) The semispinalis cervicus originates in the transverse processes of the thoracic vertebrae and inserts into the spinous processes of C2 through C7.
Due to the contour of the thoracic laminae and general orientation of the articular processes the zygapophysial joints appear to lie flat, close to the spinous processes with the prominent costotransverse joints lying more laterally (Figure 1).
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine demonstrated an enhancing mass that involved the posterior aspects of C5 plus an abnormal signal within the adjacent spinous processes.
He considered that this change is secondary to mechanical factors, acting during the neck flexion, when the thick nuchal ligament is subjected to pressure and trauma as it passes over the spinous processes of the cervical vertebrae.
The UniVise[TM] Spinous Process Fixation System is a spinal implant system designed to provide fixation of the spinous processes as an adjunct to lumbar spinal fusion.
Group 1 stabilization between the spinous processes in the lumbar region,
Many experts consider the optimal location of the needle between the spinous processes and the orientation of the needle to be some of the most challenging aspects when performing an epidural.
The data collected in the present work show that hindquarter and shoulder shape and tissue cover, and the prominence of the vertebral transverse and spinous processes, are important identifiers of BCS in Bali cattle.
Eingorn and Pizzutillo4 reported that wire fixation, which involves the wiring of the transverse processes and spinous processes of the involved levels, was effective in treating a patient with bilateral pars defects at L3 and L4.