Human Spine

Human Spine

Vertebral column, commonly known as the backbone or spine, so named for its spinous processes Lumbar puncture, a colloquial term for which is a spinal tap

  • Spinal anaesthesia, a type of regional anaesthetic
  • Spinal canal or spinal cavity, a tube shaped space enclosed in and protected by the bony vertebral column
  • Spinal cord, the bundle of nerve cells and nerve fibers within the vertebral column subject to spinal cord injury
  • Spinal nerves which are distal to the dorsal and ventral spinal nerve roots
  • Spine (journal), a bi-weekly peer-reviewed journal of spine surgery, published by Lippincott
  • The Spine Journal, bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal, published by Elsevier Processes of bones, including:
  • Ilium: anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS), anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS), posterior inferior iliac spine, and posterior superior iliac spine
  • Ischial spine
  • Mandible: mental spine
  • Nasal bone: anterior nasal spine and posterior nasal spine
  • Spine of scapula
  • Sphenoid bone: spine of sphenoid bone (spina angularis) and ethmoidal spine.


  • Dendritic spine, a specialized postsynaptic protrusion in dendrites implicated in learning and memory through synaptic plasticity
  • Thorns, spines, and prickles, needle-like structures in plants
  • SPINE (molecular biology), an acronym for Strep-Protein INteraction Experiment, a method for the detection of protein interactions
  • Spine (zoology), needle-like structures in animals

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