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The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) is downloaded weekly from The file downloaded is considered the "last stable build" available for the ontology. For more about the HPO, view their website at

Term:Spinal cord compression
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Accession:HP:0002176 term browser browse the term
Definition:External mechanical compression of the spinal cord.
Comment:Clinical abnormalities vary according to the site of the compression\nany may comprise pain, weakness, sensory loss, incontinence, and impotence. The compression may be caused by fractures of the spine, neoplasms, abscesses, and other factors.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Pressure on spinal cord
 xref: MESH:D013117;   SNOMEDCT_US:71286001;   UMLS:C0037926

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  Human phenotype 0
    Phenotypic abnormality 0
      Abnormality of the nervous system 0
        Abnormal nervous system morphology 0
          Morphological central nervous system abnormality 0
            Abnormality of the spinal cord 0
              Spinal cord compression 0
                Cervical cord compression 0
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