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Describe the structure and function of an intervertebral disc.

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The intervertebral discs\textit{intervertebral discs} fill in the gaps between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae. They provide strong attachments and padding between the vertebrae. The outer, fibrous layer of a disc is called the anulus fibrosus\textit{anulus fibrosus}. The gel-like interior is called the nucleus pulposus\textit{nucleus pulposus}. The disc can change shape to allow for movement between vertebrae.

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