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Synonyms for lumbar

1. lumbar vertebra (n.)

one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; lumbar vertebrae extend from the twelfth thoracic vertebra down to the sacral vertebrae

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2. lumbar vein (n.)

veins that drain the posterior body wall and the lumbar vertebral venous plexuses

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3. lumbar plexus (n.)

a lymphatic plexus located along the lower portion of the aorta and iliac vessels

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4. lumbar artery (n.)

one of four or five pairs of arteries that originate in the abdominal aorta and supply the lumbar vertebrae and the back muscles and abdominal wall

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5. lumbar puncture (n.)

removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

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6. lumbar plexus (n.)

a plexus of nerves formed by the ventral branches of the first four lumbar nerves

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7. lumbar nerve (n.)

any of five pairs of spinal nerves emerging from the lumbar section of the spinal cord

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