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transverse process

n.
A process projecting outward from the side of a vertebra.

transverse process

a process of the vertebra that extends posterolaterally from the junction of the pedicle and lamina on each side and is the site for articulation with the ribs in the thoracic region.

trans·verse pro·cess

(trans-vĕrs' pros'es)
A bony protrusion on either side of the arch of a vertebra, from the junction of the lamina and pedicle, which functions as a lever for attached muscles.

transverse process

A bony protuberance on each side of a vertebra to which muscles are attached.

transverse process

lateral projections from each node of the neural arch of tetrapod vertebrates to which ribs are attached.
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Rakan F Bokhari et al in 2012 claimed a higher prevalence of cervical rib and elongated C7 transverse processes as 3.
The transverse processes are high but not prominent, reaching the pedicels of the neural arch and the neurocentral suture.
Identify the transverse processes and their pedicles.
It has transverse processes that are dorsoventrally flattened and ventrally deflected, fused to the centrum, and a tall and vertically oriented neural spine.
Among these injuries there were characteristic concomitant transverse processes fracture2-6 of adjacent segments and according to the points of Herron4 and Roche PH6 the presence of transverse process fracture must result in the suspicion of associated traumatic lesions of the lumbosacral joint.
Cross-fibre frictions and digital compressions around the posterior superior iliac crest, transverse processes and scapulae were used to treat adhesions by encouraging muscle fibres to form into a parallel arrangement.
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The spinal nerves are consistently located posterior to the vertebral artery as they exit the gutter in the cervical transverse processes.
A laminectomy releases pressure on the spine by cutting away the lamina, the bony plate that connects pedicles and transverse processes in the spine, allowing the nerve tissue to shift position.
The plexus and branches then angle caudally to descend within the mass of the psoas major muscle, anterior to the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae.

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