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n. - An abnormal backward curve to the vertebral column.

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  • This, in turn, leads to a flexed section of spine and a pronounced "kyphosis" - a curve in the lower back - creating the hunched posture that you have noticed.
  • Scoliosis, kyphosis, tumors, back pain, spondylolysis | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • It was just a kyphosis, of course, with a patch of teratoma that had two fingers, four teeth, and a thick loop of lower intestine.
  • Chronic use of heels can result -- and usually does -- in some degree of kyphosis-lordosis and related pains in the lower back and mid-upper back. for more
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