the jelly-like substance in the middle of the spinal disc which is a remnant of the notochord [ http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/llw2 MP:0006392 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

comment

Function noyes: It functions to distribute hydraulic pressure in all directions within each disc under compressive loads.

definition

the jelly-like substance in the middle of the spinal disc which is a remnant of the notochord

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Cervical_vertebra_english.png

external ontology notes

we group two FMA classes together

has exact synonym

nucleus pulposus (diskus intervertebralis)

pulpy nucleus

has related synonym

nucleus pulposus of intervertebral disk

nucleus propulsus of intervertebral disk

nucleus propulsus

id

UBERON:0002242

structure notes

The nucleus pulposus consists of chondrocytes, collagen fibrils, and proteoglycan aggrecans that have hyaluronic long chains which attract water. Attached to each hyaluronic chain are side chains of chondroitin sulfate and keratan sulfate[Wikipedia:Nucleus_pulposus]