ligamentum nuchae


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lig·a·men·tum nu·'chae

[TA]
a sagittal ligamentous band at the back of the neck, formed of thickened supraspinous ligaments; it extends from the external occipital protuberance to the posterior border of the foramen magnum cranially and to the seventh cervical spinous process caudally.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

lig·a·men·tum nu·chae

(lig-ă-men'tŭm nū'kē) [TA]
A sagittal ligamentous band at the back of the neck, formed of thickened supraspinous ligaments; it extends from the external occipital protuberance to the posterior border of the foramen magnum cranially, and to the seventh cervical spinous process caudally.
Synonym(s): nuchal ligament.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Attachments of the ligamentum nuchae to cervical posterior spinal dura and the lateral part of the occipital bone.
There are three kinds of ligaments around cervical vertebras: anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments and ligamentum nuchae. Thus, this disease can be further divided into three subdiseases: ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament (OALL), ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), and ossification of ligamentum nuchae (OLN).
Rotary shadowing of elastic system microfibrils in the ocular zonule, vitreous, and ligamentum nuchae. Curr Eye Res.

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