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lordosis

Term: lordosis
Literally meaning: curving forward
Origin: Anc Greek
λόρδωσις/lordosis(=lordosis)
>(verb) λορδόω-ώ/lordoo( < (=
>-ωσις/osis(=osis, suffix meaning a medical condition)
Coined/History
The ancient Greek phycisian Galen of Pergamon (130–200 AD) described four types of spinal deformities, namely kyphosis when they spinal column moves backward, lordosis when it moves forward, scoliosis when it moves to the side and succussion, where there is no spinal deformity but the intervertebral articulations still have moved. He comments that Hippocrates used the term scoliosis to describe all spinal deformities.
Definition
Αn abnormal forward curvature of the spine in the lower part of the back.

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