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Term:
vertebra ultimate force (CMO:0001678)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
femur ultimate force +   
tibia ultimate force  
vertebra ultimate force  
A calculated measurement of the force necessary to fracture a vertebra, one of the individual bones forming the spinal column, the protective bony corridor through which the spinal cord passes, under specified conditions and thus a measure of the biomechanical strength of that bone. Bone is the hard, rigid form of connective tissue constituting most of the skeleton of vertebrates and composed chiefly of calcium salts.

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: vertebra force at failure
Narrow Synonyms: L5 ultimate force
Definition Sources: American_Heritage:The_American_Heritage_Dictionary_of_the_English_Language--4th_Ed, Miller-Keane:Miller-Keane_Encyclopedia_and_Dictionary_of_Medicine_Nursing_and_Allied_Health--7th_Ed, PMID:11905527

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