The individual vertebrae that make up the spinal column are themselves composed of different parts, including the body, the pedicles, the transverse processes and the

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Ligaments are strong bands of fibrous tissue that hold two bones together at joints. They differ from tendons, which join muscles to bones and which

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An abnormal lump made out of fatty tissue. Lipomas are commonly found in the normal fat layer under the skin, the layer referred to as

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The Charity appreciates that hospital specialists will almost inevitably use some medical jargon at times, even when they are trying to explain medical matters in lay terminology. The table below lists many of the medical terms that are likely to be used, from time-to-time, by doctors, when they are talking to patients, or in composing medical correspondence. It is hoped that our explanation of the meaning of these terms throws at least some light on matters.

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