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canal

 [kah-nal´]
a relatively narrow tubular passage or channel.
adductor canal Hunter's canal.
Alcock's canal a tunnel formed by a splitting of the obturator fascia, which encloses the pudendal vessels and nerve.
alimentary canal see alimentary canal.
anal canal the terminal portion of the alimentary canal, from the rectum to the anus.
atrioventricular canal the common canal connecting the primordial atrium and ventricle; it sometimes persists as a congenital anomaly.
birth canal the canal through which the fetus passes in birth.
carotid canal one in the pars petrosa of the temporal bone, transmitting the internal carotid artery to the cranial cavity.
cervical canal the part of the uterine cavity lying within the cervix.
condylar canal an occasional opening in the condylar fossa for transmission of the transverse sinus; called also posterior condyloid foramen.
canal of Corti a space between the outer and inner rods of Corti.
femoral canal the cone-shaped medial part of the femoral sheath lateral to the base of Gimbernat's ligament.
haversian canal any of the anastomosing channels of the haversian system in compact bone, containing blood and lymph vessels, and nerves.
Hunter's canal a fascial tunnel in the middle third of the medial part of the thigh, containing the femoral vessels and saphenous nerve. Called also adductor canal.
hypoglossal canal an opening in the occipital bone, transmitting the hypoglossal nerve and a branch of the posterior meningeal artery; called also anterior condyloid foramen.
infraorbital canal a small canal running obliquely through the floor of the orbit, transmitting the infraorbital vessels and nerve.
inguinal canal the oblique passage in the lower anterior abdominal wall on either side, through which passes the round ligament of the uterus in the female, and the spermatic cord in the male.
medullary canal
optic canal a passage for the optic nerve and ophthalmic artery at the apex of the orbit; called also optic foramen.
pulp canal root canal.
root canal that part of the pulp cavity extending from the pulp chamber to the apical foramen. Called also pulp canal.
sacral canal the continuation of the spinal canal through the sacrum.
Schlemm's canal venous sinus of sclera.
semicircular c's see semicircular canals.
spinal canal (vertebral canal) the canal formed by the series of vertebral foramina together, enclosing the spinal cord and meninges.
Volkmann's c's canals communicating with the haversian canals, for passage of blood vessels through bone.

ver·te·bral ca·nal

[TA]
the canal that contains the spinal cord, spinal meninges, and related structures. It is formed by the vertebral foramina of successive vertebrae of the articulated vertebral column.

vertebral canal

ver·te·bral ca·nal

(vĕr'tĕ-brăl kă-nal') [TA]
The canal that contains the spinal cord, spinal meninges, and related structures. It is formed by the vertebral foramina of successive vertebrae of the articulated vertebral column.
Synonym(s): canalis vertebralis [TA] , spinal canal.
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The diameter of the vertebral canal had an average range of 0.4-0.6 cm.
Further experiences on the pathological influence of a developmental narrowness of the bony lumbar vertebral canal. J Bone Joint Surg Br.
Ne sono un esempio Mark Jones, che ha perfezionato la parte relativa al ragionamento clinico ridefinendone l'organizzazione, David Butler, che ha sviluppato la sua ricerca coadiuvato dal lavoro di Geoff su "pain-sensitive structures in the vertebral canal", Peter Wells e i suoi colleghi del MACP, a loro volta influenzati dal concetto di Geoff.
These two veins were located laterally in the vertebral canal at the ventral epidural level, forming a rhomboidal pattern convergent in the mid vertebral body and divergent at the level of the intervertebral spaces (Fig.
Computed tomography, however, showed severe osteolysis with periosteal reactions of T5-7 and narrowing of the vertebral canal. As is known from dogs and cats, osteolysis of the vertebral endplates, fragmentation of the respective vertebrae, and paravertebral soft tissue swelling with contrast medium uptake accumulated in the inflamed region because of higher vascularization are considered indicative of discospondylitis or vertebral osteomyelitis.
Idiopathic epidural lipomatosis of the vertebral canal [in Polish].
To prevent it from being easily damaged, it is housed inside a bony tunnel called the spinal or vertebral canal. Twenty-nine vertebrae or back bones stack on top of each other to make up the spine or vertebral column.
The anterior wall of the vertebral canal is separated from the posterior wall of the vertebral body on the lateral X-ray image.
Necropsy and histologic investigation identified reduction in the diameter of the vertebral canal and spinal cord at cervical segments 8-9 with coalescing granulomas and intralesional acid-fast bacilli within the intertrabecular space, left side of the clavicular air sac, and cranial left lung.
The callipers were also used to measure the length of the vertebral canal, while the surface area of the vertebral foramen was estimated using MultiScan software.