slipped disk
noun Date: 1942 a protrusion of one of the cartilage disks between vertebrae with pressure on spinal nerves resulting in low back pain or sciatic pain

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  • slipped disk — slipt n a protrusion of an intervertebral disk and its nucleus pulposus that produces pressure upon spinal nerves resulting in low back pain and often sciatic pain * * * popular name for herniation of intervertebral disk …   Medical dictionary

  • slipped disk — n. a herniated intervertebral disk, esp. of the lumbar spine, often causing sciatica * * * …   Universalium

  • slipped disk — [ ,slıpt dısk ] noun count a painful medical condition affecting your back, in which one of the parts that connect the bones in your SPINE has moved out of its usual place …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slipped disk — slipped′ disk′ n. pat herniated disk • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • slipped disk — n. a herniated intervertebral disk, esp. of the lumbar spine, often causing sciatica …   English World dictionary

  • slipped disk — noun Etymology: slipped (past participle of slip (I)) + disk : a protrusion of an intervertebral disk and its nucleus pulposus that produces pressure upon spinal nerves resulting in low back pain and often sciatic pain * * * slipped disk or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slipped disk. — See herniated disk. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • slipped disk — noun A condition where a vertebral disk protrudes into the spinal canal, exerting pressure on spinal nerves and causing backache or sciatica …   Wiktionary

  • slipped disk. — See herniated disk. [1940 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • slipped disk —    Anu u ka ā ī, anu u ke kua, kīkala hāne ene e …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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