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Definition of Spinal cord compression

Spinal cord compression: The act of exerting an abnormal amount of pressure on the spinal cord. Compression of the spinal cord may, for instance, be due to a fracture of the spine or a tumor pressing on the spinal cord.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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