vertebral foramen

vertebral foramen
vertebral foramen n the opening formed by a neural arch through which the spinal cord passes

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  • foramen vertebrale — [TA] vertebral foramen: the large opening in a vertebra formed by its body and arch; called also medullary f., and spinal f …   Medical dictionary

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  • Vertebral artery — Infobox Artery Name = Vertebral artery Latin = arteria vertebralis GraySubject = 148 GrayPage = 578 Caption = Arteries of the neck. The vertebral arteries arise from the subclavian arteries and join to form the basilar artery. It is ponted out,… …   Wikipedia

  • Foramen — A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale. * * * An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure. SYN: trema (1). [L. an… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Vertebral vein — Infobox Vein Name = Vertebral vein Latin = vena vertebralis GraySubject = 168 GrayPage = 649 Caption = The vertebral vein. (Vertebral labeled at upper left and center right.) Caption2 = DrainsFrom = Source = deep cervical vein DrainsTo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Foramen magnum — Bone: Foramen magnum Occipital bone. Inner surface. Gray s subject #31 129 …   Wikipedia

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