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Diurnal fluid expression and activity of intervertebral disc cells.

Abstract:

The intervertebral discs are large cartilaginous structures situated between the vertebral bodies, occupying around one third of the length of the spinal column. They act as the joints of the spine and carry mechanical load arising from body weight and muscle activity. Loads change with every alteration of posture and activity and the discs thus undergo a diurnal loading pattern with high loads on the discs during the day's activity and low loads on it at night during rest. As the disc is an ...

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Journal:
Biorheology
Volume:
43
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
283-291
Publication date:
2006-01-01
EISSN:
1878-5034
ISSN:
0006-355X
URN:
uuid:0507d567-fbbb-471c-8411-ef9bc7253ddd
Source identifiers:
238568
Local pid:
pubs:238568

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