Definition of Lumbago

1. Noun. Backache affecting the lumbar region or lower back; can be caused by muscle strain or arthritis or vascular insufficiency or a ruptured intervertebral disc.

Exact synonyms: Lumbar Pain
Generic synonyms: Backache

Definition of Lumbago

1. n. A rheumatic pain in the loins and the small of the back.

Definition of Lumbago

1. Noun. (pathology) Backache of the lumbar region or lower back, which can be caused by muscle strain or a slipped disk. ¹

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Definition of Lumbago

1. pain in the lower back [n -GOS]

Medical Definition of Lumbago

1. Pain in the lumbar region. Origin: L. Lumbus = loin This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lumbago

lumbago (current term)
lumbar appendicitis
lumbar artery
lumbar branch of iliolumbar artery
lumbar cistern
lumbar cord
lumbar disk removal
lumbar enlargement
lumbar enlargement of spinal cord
lumbar flexure

Literary usage of Lumbago

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(6) lumbago Pain in the lumbar region of the back is called lumbago. It should te remembered that lumbago is not a disease, but, like jaundice, ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1873)
"ON THE TREATMENT OF lumbago AND RHEUMATISM WITH ACT^EA. ... Out of the twenty-nine cases, fourteen were suffering from lumbago, of whom eleven were cured ..."

3. Differential diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1912)
"The diagnosis of lumbago is very plausible in this case, ... lumbago does not produce a fever like that here described, and there are many other facts ..."

4. A handbook of therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1873)
"lumbago;o sometimes sciatica, and those frontal headaches commonly called nervous, arising either from mental or bodily fatigue. ..."

5. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"The causes of lumbago are the same as those of sub-acute rheumatism generally. The complaint may arise from partial exposure to cold, especially when the ..."

6. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1873)
"The observations were made on twenty-nine cases of subacute chronic rheumatism and lumbago, and I regret to note that I have not found any one symptom or ..."

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