Back

The back is a complicated structure. Its center is the spine, which is made up of 33 bones called vertebrae, stacked in a column. The nerves of the spinal cord run in a tunnel through the middle of those bones. Spongy discs between the vertebrae act as cushions. Ligaments and tendons hold everything together.

Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)1

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Back: The rear surface of an upright primate from the shoulders to the hip, or the dorsal surface of tetrapods.2

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References

  1. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ dec2014/ feature2
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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