(n.) A small plug or wooden pin, used to stop a vent, as in a cask.
(n.) A small tube or spout inserted in a tree for conducting sap, as from a sugar maple.
(n.) A large stake driven into the ground as a support for some superstructure; a pile.
(v. t.) To supply with a spile or a spigot; to make a small vent in, as a cask.
(n.) A sharp appendage to any of a plant; a thorn.
(n.) A rigid and sharp projection upon any part of an animal.
(n.) One of the rigid and undivided fin rays of a fish.
(n.) The backbone, or spinal column, of an animal; -- so called from the projecting processes upon the vertebrae.
(n.) Anything resembling the spine or backbone; a ridge.
(1) Univariate and multivariate analyses indicated previous LBP or back pain in another location of the spine were strongly associated with LBP during the study year.
(2) In contrast, the ryanodine receptor is observed in dendritic shafts, but not in the spines.
(3) We reviewed the results of intraoperative monitoring of short-latency cortical evoked potentials in 81 patients who underwent surgical procedures of the cervical spine.
(4) Unrecognized flexion injuries of the cervical spine may lead to late instability and neurologic damage.
(5) The present case indicates that the possibility of osseous spines impinging on the facial nerve should be considered in all cases of facial spasm.
(6) The results of conventional sciatic nerve stretching tests are usually evaluated regardless of patient age, gender or movements of the hip joint and spine.
(7) The correlation of posterior intervertebral (facet) joint tropism (asymmetry), degenerative facet disease, and intervertebral disc disease was reviewed in a retrospective study of magnetic resonance images of the lumbar spine from 100 patients with complaints of low back pain and sciatica.
(8) Lumbosacral spine films revealed only minimal degenerative changes, while lumbar myelogram showed L4-L5 and L5-S1 ventral extradural defects.
(9) This paper presents a comparison of the diagnostic value of CT studies and conventional radiological diagnosis, based on 46 CT studies, in patients with inflammatory bone lesions of the spine (n = 20) before and after surgical interventions (n = 12).
(10) Specimens from the bone marrow taken were by trephine biopsy from the sternum, ala ossis ilii and spine.
(11) Quite the contrary, in cases of higher nervous activity disturbances, destruction of the organelles and desintegration of spine apparatuses is clearly pronounced.
(12) The left scapula in each dog was treated by open reduction and plating of the scapular spine.
(13) In general, the cerebellum showed a much delayed developmental pattern with regard to Purkinje cell spine formation.
(14) The effects exerted on the cervical spine by a traction of 150 N was studied by means of an improved radiographic technique.
(15) In the perineuronal neuropil of large pyramidal neurons (layers V-VI) there appear symmetric synapses with pyramidal cells, dendritic processes and dendritic spines.
(16) For conservative treatment of injuries of the cervical spine, two different methods are available: The HALO fixator and the collar.
(17) Whereas in flexion stress all methods showed a sufficient stability, the rotation tests proved, that in case of a dorsal instability of the lower cervical spine, posterior interlaminar wiring or anterior plate stabilization showed no reliable stabilization effect.
(18) Recommendations are made suggesting closer scrutiny of this region of the spine.
(19) Differentiation from synovial or ganglion cysts of the spine is discussed.
(20) To avoid the complications attributable to the cervical spine, we recommend roentgenographic examination in all neurofibromatosis patients who are about to have general anesthesia or skull traction for treatment of scoliosis.