Oxygen Consumption Rate of Human Intervertebral Disc Cells

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  • Published 2010

Abstract

INTRODUCTION The intervertebral disc (IVD) is the largest avascular structure in the human body, and is comprised of three major components: the annulus fibrosus (AF), nucleus pulposus (NP), and cartilaginous end-plate (CEP). Compromised disc nutrition is believed to be the key factor in the development of disc degeneration which has hampered previous… (More)

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