L1-L5 (lumbar vertebrae)
The symbols L1 through L5 represent the five lumbar vertebrae. The lumbar vertebrae are situated between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacral vertebrae in the spinal column.

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  • lumbar artery — n any artery of the usu. four or occas. five pairs that arise at the level of the lumbar vertebrae from the back of the aorta or in the case of the fifth pair from an artery arising from the aorta and that supply the muscles of the loins, the… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Lumbar — Referring to the 5 lumbar vertebrae which are situated below the thoracic vertebrae and above the sacral vertebrae in the spinal column. The 5 lumbar vertebrae are represented by the symbols L1 through L5. There are correspondingly 5 lumbar… …   Medical dictionary

  • Lumbar — In anatomy, lumbar is an adjective that means of or pertaining to the abdominal segment of the torso, between the diaphragm and the sacrum (pelvis) . The five vertebrae in the lumbar region of the back are the largest and strongest in the movable …   Wikipedia

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