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ruptured disk

noun

herniated disk

noun, Pathology
1.
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.
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ruptured disk in Medicine

ruptured disk n.
See herniated disk.

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.

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