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NP

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for NEPAL.

NP

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Nepalese bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Nepal. This is used as an international standard for shipping to Nepal. Each zone has its own code with the prefix "NP." For example, the code for Seti Zone is ISO 3166-2:NP-ME.
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Type II collagen is the most widely distributed collagen in normal human intervertebral discs, which shows a progressive increase from the periphery toward the center of the nucleus pulposus.
Kim, "In vitro lifespan and senescence mechanisms of human nucleus pulposus chondrocytes," Spine Journal, vol.
This nutrition later reaches the nucleus pulposus through diffusion in pores around the endplates.
In conclusion, our study indicates that minimally invasive procedures, such as RFTC nucleoplasty and TDD, are effective and safe methods that can be used in hernia nucleus pulposus as an alternative to surgery.
Interestingly, if the nucleus pulposus is sufficiently desiccated, it exerts less pressure against the annular fibers and the likelihood of a bulging or herniated disc actually goes down.
In Group C, thirteen of fifteen discs showed atrophy of Nucleus Pulposus and myxomatous degeneration (annular collagen fiber swollen and in reversed direction).
Low back pain associated with varices of the epidural veins simulating herniation of the nucleus pulposus.
It is well-known that the nucleus pulposus contains negative charges, which generate an osmotic gradient, attracting water to the spaces between glycosaminoglycan molecules (BRAY & BURBIDGE, 1998a).
And they develop cracks or small tears in the outer layer, the annulus fibrosis, which can cause the inner layer, the nucleus pulposus, to be forced out, resulting in a bulging, herniated, or even ruptured disc.
Researchers found that cells extracted from the nucleus pulposus (the jelly-like tissue in the center of the spinal discs) and exposed, in vitro, to lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor) demonstrated increased synthesis of collagen II, a protein that makes up moveable joints.
The ID is composed of a gelatinous structure called nucleus pulposus surrounded by a fibrous-resistant structure called annulus fibrosus.
A Finite Element Analysis Study of the Influence of the Elastic Modulus of the Nucleus Pulposus on the Biomechanical Performance of a Model of a Cervical Spine Motion Segment.

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