insertion

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insertion

1. Anatomy the point or manner of attachment of a muscle to the bone that it moves
2. Botany the manner or point of attachment of one part to another

insertion

[in′sər·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
(anatomy)
The point at which a muscle is attached to a bone that moves when the muscle contracts; it is the distal end of the muscle.
(cell and molecular biology)
The addition of an extranumerary base pair to double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid; causes errors in transcription.
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Blind insertion of a GEB, routinely used to guide endotracheal intubation, has resulted in perforation of the pharyngeal wall (9) but insertion using a laryngoscope to visualise the oesophageal opening has not resulted in any trauma (1).
Pinnacle Mines has established a sampling and assay control program with blind insertion of assay standards; noting that there is also an internal quality control and quality assurance program in place at Assayers Canada that includes blanks, duplicates and standards.
Blind insertion of tracheal tube through LMA-Fastrach[TM] in this case was failed.