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Anatomy of the Lumbar Vertebral Column
Anatomy of the Lumbar Vertebral Column

This medical exhibit depicts the anatomy of the lumbar spine, featuring the middle thoracic vertebrae and spinal cord. It shows a posterolateral (behind and left) full color orientation view of four thoracic vertebrae, intervertebral discs, spinal cord and exiting nerve roots. A superior (top) view of a single vertebra shows the vertebral body, spinal cord and exiting nerve roots. Labels include the spinal cord within the spinal canal, intervertebral disc, nerve root and spinous process.

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Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015

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