Hump

(redirected from dowager's hump)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Hump

Informal; a period of rising security prices followed by a period of declining security prices. The period may be long term, short term or any period between the two. On a chart, this looks somewhat like a camel's hump. See also: Inverted Saucer.
References in periodicals archive ?
But a fracture isn't the only way to end up with a dowager's hump.
Her rounded back, sometimes referred to as dowager's hump, probably comes from multiple compression fractures in her vertebrae.
The usual way an individual discovers osteoporosis is when a bone fractures or spinal deformities occur because of collapsing vertebrae and kyphosis--an abnormal curvature of the spine more commonly and offensively referred to as humpback or dowager's hump.
Consider the possibility of spinal deformities, such as a dowager's hump, if the anterior and posterior sides of the spinal column differ in height by more than 1.
My mother was only 72 and then, just eight years ago, osteoporosis was seldom discussed, rarely diagnosed and usually attributed to old women with a so-called dowager's hump.
The osteopath added: "In older women you see a condition called Dowager's Hump - a fatty lump which makes your posture even more rounded.
Those who break their spine can often end up with a painful upper-back deformity called Dowager's Hump.
Good posture can help you avoid dowager's hump (Aug, 3)