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herniated disk

noun, Pathology
an abnormal protrusion of a spinal disk between vertebrae, most often in the lumbar region of the spine, causing pain due to pressure on spinal nerves.
Also called ruptured disk, slipped disk. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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herniated disk in Medicine

herniated disk n.
The protrusion of a degenerated or fragmented intervertebral disk into the intervertebral foramen, compressing the nerve root. Also called protruded disk, ruptured disk.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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