Medical Definition of Vertebral epidural space

1. Single-layered strong membrane, comparable to and continuous with (at foramen magnum) the meningeal layer of the intracranial dura mater of the brain. It does not (in contrast to the dura mater of brain) adhere to the enveloping bony structures (vertebrae) or their periosteum, being separated from the latter by a considerable space, the vertebral epidural space-a true space containing the internal vertebral venous plexus embedded in a matrix of epidural fat. Synonym: dura mater spinalis, endorrhachis, theca vertebralis. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vertebral Epidural Space

vertebrae cervicales
vertebrae coccygeae
vertebrae lumbales
vertebrae sacrales
vertebrae spuriae
vertebrae thoracicae
vertebral
vertebral-basilar system
vertebral arch
vertebral artery
vertebral border of scapula
vertebral canal
vertebral column
vertebral columns
vertebral epidural space (current term)
vertebral foramen
vertebral formula
vertebral fusion
vertebral ganglion
vertebral groove
vertebral nerve
vertebral notch
vertebral part of diaphragm
vertebral part of the costal surface of the lungs
vertebral plexus
vertebral polyarthritis
vertebral pulp
vertebral region
vertebral ribs

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