spinal curvature


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Related to spinal curvature: scoliosis, cervical curvature

curvature

 [ker´vah-chur]
a nonangular deviation from a normally straight course.
greater curvature of stomach the left or lateral and inferior border of the stomach, marking the inferior junction of the anterior and posterior surfaces.
lesser curvature of stomach the right or medial border of the stomach, marking the superior junction of the anterior and posterior surfaces.
penile curvature curvature of the penis to one side when erect; called also clubbed penis.
Pott's curvature abnormal posterior curvature of the spine occurring as a result of Pott's disease.
spinal curvature abnormal deviation of the vertebral column, as in kyphosis, lordosis, and scoliosis.

ky·pho·sis

(kī-fō'sis),
1. An anteriorly concave curvature of the vertebral column; the normal kyphoses of the thoracic and sacral regions are retained portions of the primary curvature (kyphosis) of the vertebral column.
2. A forward (flexion) curvature of the spine; the thoracic spine normally has a mild kyphosis; excessive forward curvature of the thoracic spine may indicate a pathologic condition.
[G. kyphōsis, hump-back, fr. kyphos, bent, hump-backed]

spinal curvature

any persistent, abnormal deviation of the vertebral column from its normal position. Kinds of spinal curvature are kyphoscoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis, and scoliosis.

ky·pho·sis

(kī-fō'sis)
1. An anteriorly concave curvature of the vertebral column, such as normally occurs in the thoracic and sacrococcygeal regions.
2. Hyperkyphosis; excessive anteriorly concave curvature of a part of the spine, usually thoracic.
Compare: hyperkyphotic
[G. kyphōsis, hump-back, fr. kyphos, bent, hump-backed]

lor·do·sis

(lōr-dō'sis)
1. [TA] A normal anteriorly convex curvature of the vertebral column.
2. Hyperlordosis; an abnormal anteriorly convex curvature of the spine, usually lumbar.
Compare: hyperlordosis, hyperlordotic
[G. lordōsis, a bending backward]

sco·li·o·sis

(skō'lē-ō'sis) [TA]
Abnormal lateral curvature of the vertebral column. Depending on the etiology, there may be one curve, or primary and secondary compensatory curves; scoliosis may be "fixed" as a result of muscle and/or bone deformity or "mobile" as a result of unequal muscle contraction.
[G. skoliōsis, a crookedness]

curvature

a nonangular deviation from a normally straight course.

greater curvature of reticulum
in the cow lies against the diaphragm opposite the sixth and seventh ribs and faces left and ventrally.
greater curvature of stomach
the left or lateral border of the stomach, marking the junction of the parietal and visceral surfaces.
lesser curvature of reticulum
in the cow faces right and dorsally and lies against the omasum.
lesser curvature of stomach
the right or medial border of the stomach, marking the junction of the parietal and visceral surfaces.
spinal curvature
abnormal deviation of the vertebral column, as in kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis.
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