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What is the annulus fibrosus?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The annulus fibrosus is the tough outer portion of the intervertebral disks that separate the bones of the spine, called vertebrae. This animation tells you more about these disks.



 

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