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This magnified view of a vertebral segment consists of two lumbar vertebra separated by an intervertebral disc. The large thick posterior longitudinal ligament is noted to the right of the disc margin and extends upward along the back of the vertebral body. Note the facet joint capsule in the central portion of the image. The large spinous processes are seen to the right of the image.
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