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thoracolumbar

Line breaks: thora|col¦um¦bar
Pronunciation: /ˌθɔːrəkəʊˈlʌmbə
 
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Definition of thoracolumbar in English:

adjective

Anatomy
1Relating to the thoracic and lumbar regions of the spine.
Example sentences
  • Three positions are required to observe the thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbar levels of the spine.
  • The thoracic and thoracolumbar regions are, respectively, involved in 48 and 30% of patients with idiopathic scoliosis.
  • Ovoid vertebral bodies are seen in the thoracic spine with an associated thoracolumbar scoliosis.
1.1Denoting the sympathetic nervous system: thoracolumbar sympathetic complex
More example sentences
  • They are probably sensory fibers of the thoracolumbar system, possibly modulating the pain of esophageal mucosal inflammation.
  • The thoracolumbar pathway seems to have evolved along with the vascular supply to the gastrointestinal tract, for its tracts of nerve fibers follow the blood supply.

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