Glossary

Ankylosis - (an-ky-lo-sis)
Abnormal adhesion / fusion and rigidity of the bones of a joint Aortic valve - (aor-tic valve)
One of the four valves in the heart Bowel - (bow-el )
Another name for the intestine Cervical - (cer-vi-cal )
Relating to the neck Dorsal - (Dorsal)
Relating to the upper back or ribcage Lumbar - (lum-bar)
Relating to the lower back – part between the ribcage and the hipbones Relapse - (re-lapse )
Deterioration in health; the return of signs and symptoms of a disease after a patient has been in remission for some time Remission - (re-mis-sion )
Symptom-free period during the course of a disease Spine - (spine)
The column of bone (also known as the vertebral column) which surrounds and protects the spinal cord. Spondylitis - (spon-dy-li-tis )
Inflammation of one or more of the vertebrae of the spine. Stenosis - (ste-no-sis )
Abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway Vertebra - (ver-te-bra )
The bony segments of the vertebral column or spine. (Plural - vertebrae)
Ankylosing Spondylitis