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Descriptor English: Lordosis
Descriptor Spanish: Lordosis
Descriptor lordosis
Scope note: Concavidad anterior en la curvatura de la columna lumbar y cervical vistas lateralmente. El término se refiere generalmente a un incremento anormal de la curvatura (dorso en silla de montar, dorso excavado). No incluye la lordosis que se produce en ciertos animales para alcanzar la postura normal de apareamiento ( = POSTURA + COMPORTAMIENTO SEXUAL ANIMAL).
Descriptor Portuguese: Lordose
Descriptor French: Lordose
Tree number(s): C05.116.900.800.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008141
Scope note: The anterior concavity in the curvature of the lumbar and cervical spine as viewed from the side. The term usually refers to abnormally increased curvature (hollow back, saddle back, swayback). It does not include lordosis as normal mating posture in certain animals ( = POSTURE + SEX BEHAVIOR, ANIMAL).
Annotation: a type of spinal curvature; disease only; for normal lordosis index under SPINE; for lordosis in animal sex exper use POSTURE + SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, ANIMAL
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 8317
Unique ID: D008141
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/07
Lordosis - Preferred
Concept UI M0012699
Scope note The anterior concavity in the curvature of the lumbar and cervical spine as viewed from the side. The term usually refers to abnormally increased curvature (hollow back, saddle back, swayback). It does not include lordosis as normal mating posture in certain animals ( = POSTURE + SEX BEHAVIOR, ANIMAL).
Preferred term Lordosis



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