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(a)What is the function of the intervertebral discs? (b) Distinguish between the annulus fibrosus and nucleus plposus regions of a disc. (c) Which provides durability and strength? (d) Which provides resilience? (e) Which part is involved in a "slipped" disc?

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a. The disc functions as a spring and shock absorber between vertebrae. It also makes movements between the vertebrae possible.
b. The anulus fibrosus is the fibrotic sleeve that forms the cover surrounding ...

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This solution gives the function of intervertebral discs, distinguishes between disc regions, and describes their functions.