vertebral notch(redirected from Superior vertebral notch)
one of the two concavities above (superior) and below (inferior) the pedicle of a vertebra; the notches of two adjacent vertebrae (plus the intervertebral disc) form an intervertebral foramen.
Etymology: L, vertebra, joint; OFr, enochier, notch
either of the concavities on the lower or upper border of a vertebral pedicle.
A concavity on the inferior surface of the vertebral arch for transmission of a spinal nerve.
See also: notch
an indentation, especially one on the edge of a bone or other organ.
in the medial part of the rim of the acetabulum.
in the caudal process of the cartilage of the pig's ear separating it from the tragus and antitragus.
a small downward deflection in the arterial pulse or pressure contour immediately following the closure of the semilunar valves, sometimes used as a marker for the end of systole or the ejection period. Called also dicrotic notch.
an indentation in the ventral margin of the lungs that allows the heart in its coverings to lie against the chest wall. Useful for ultrasound examination, auscultation, pericardiac and cardiac puncture. The extent of the notch varies between species and enlarges during expiration.
indentations in the sternum with which the costal cartilages of the ribs articulate.
see aortic notch (above).
in the cranial part of the rim of the glenoid cavity of the scapula.
greater sciatic notch
indentation in the dorsal edge of the ilium over which the sciatic nerve passes.
the notch in the auricular cartilage between the tragus and antitragus.
lesser sciatic notch
indentation in the lateral border of the ischium between the ischial spine and the ischial tuber.
separates the coronoid and condylar processes of the mandible.
mandibular vascular notch
the notch on the lower edge of the mandible below which facial vessels cross to reach the face in some species such as the horse.
deep notch separating the pointed nasal bone and the incisive bone.
the palpable depression rostral to the tragus of the ear.
the slot in the auricular cartilage between the tragus and the medial border of the ear cartilage; a useful surgical landmark.
the notch in the pedicle of the vertebral arch, at the cranial and caudal ends of each vertebra which combines with its opposite number to create an intervertebral foramen.