brachycephalic


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brachycephalic

[¦brak·i·sə′fal·ik]
(anthropology)
Being short- or broad-headed, that is, having a cephalic index of over 80.
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Over the past few years, there has been a massive rise in the popularity of flat-faced dogs, known as brachycephalics.
At this time of year as the weather warms up, its not uncommon to have an ICU full of brachycephalic dogs that need urgent medical attention because they cant breathe.
An increased number of vertebral anomalies is recorded in brachycephalic breeds in general, not only among those with a screwed tail.
A comparison of corneal sensitivity between brachycephalic and domestic short-haired cats.
In humans curve of Spee of increasing depth is common to brachycephalic facial pattern and associated with short mandibular bodies.
Common symptoms of CCD include hypoplasia or aplasia of the clavicles, delayed or even absent closure of fontanels, midface hypoplasia, short stature, delayed eruption or impaction of permanent and supernumerary teeth, as well as other skeletal malformations, such as wide pubic symphysis, brachycephalic skull, and abnormal mandibular ramus and coronoid process.
Patients were classified into three groups according to the morphology of the skull in brachycephalic, dolichocephalic and mesocephalic.
Be aware that air travel isn't the healthiest option for pets in certain cases, especially for cats and dogs with brachycephalic or pushed-in faces like bulldogs, pugs and Persian cats.
This is in contrast to the finding that normal children of 5-10 years of age are mesocephalic while those between 11-15 years of age are brachycephalic.
Lip projection analysis in brachycephalic, dolichocephalic and mesocephalic individuals of a Mexican population.
These include horn sinuses and horn fractures, haematoma, otitis, hearing loss, keratoconjuctivitis, cherry eye, proptosis, uveitis, hypopyon, corneal ulcers, cataract, entropion, snoring, nasal polyps, brachycephalic airway syndrome, torticollosis, guttural pouch diseases, dysphagia, masticatory muscle myositis and neoplasms.
When she was gone overnight he climbed onto her bed and cried, and if he hyperventilated from crying (his flat, brachycephalic pug head was cute but impaired his breathing) he could die.