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Description: This medical exhibit depicts the anatomy of the lumbar spine, featuring the middle thoracic vertebrae and spinal cord. It shows a posterolateral (behind and left) full color orientation view of four thoracic vertebrae, intervertebral discs, spinal cord and exiting nerve roots. A superior (top) view of a single vertebra shows the vertebral body, spinal cord and exiting nerve roots. Labels include the spinal cord within the spinal canal, intervertebral disc, nerve root and spinous process.

Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015