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glossary:sacral_edema

Edema of the lower back

Referring to the sacrum, the 5 vertebral bones situated between the lumbar vertebrae and the coccyx (the lowest segment of the vertebral column). The 5 sacral vertebrae are represented by the symbols S1 through S5. There are correspondingly 5 sacral nerves. The sacral vertebrae are normally fused to form the sacrum.

glossary/sacral_edema.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)