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He was eventually diagnosed with two ruptured vertebrae, and was prescribed Percodan and Vicodin.
One person inside perished while a second occupant endured a fractured pelvis, ribs and vertebrae and a collapsed lung.
Instead, he was taken for a CT scan at the Navy base hospital where, Hadi related, doctors discovered a growing swelling in the disc between his L4 and L5 vertebrae from a decade-old degenerative disease.
Orr retired in January because of a spinal condition in which the vertebra at the top of his neck is not fully formed.
The hands, feet and vertebrae were intact, and the skull was still there, but the rest had been picked clean.
A five-hour surgery removed a disk and fused two vertebrae together.
Geb also said that his son fell from the roof of his parents' home in December while cleaning it and suffered a cracked vertebra.
The team also found 32 severed neck vertebrae from individuals who had been sacrificed inside the temple.
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Origin and Etymology of vertebra
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Definition of vertebra for English Language Learners
: one of the small bones that are linked together to form the backbone
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