breech


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Related to breech: breech presentation, frank breech

breech

1. the lower dorsal part of the human trunk; buttocks; rump
2. the lower portion of a pulley block, esp the part to which the rope or chain is secured

breech

[brēch]
(ordnance)
The rear part of the bore of a gun, especially the opening that permits the projectile to be inserted at the rear of the bore.
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This tilting forward of the pelvis is a movement an active breech birthing woman intuitively takes as she pokes out her buttocks.
One of the doctors explained the different types of breech positions and the risks associated with breech births and with external version.
The researchers found that the physical examination detected just 70 per cent of the breech positions, where the baby comes out feet first.
Another plus on the side of safety is the length of the ramrod, which matches the distance from base of breech to muzzle.
The Term Breech Trial, in which I served as an investigator, clearly shows that planned cesarean section is much safer than planned vaginal delivery I completely changed my practice as a result of this trial (Lancet 356[9239]:1375-83, 2000).
BACKGROUND Some clinicians recommend cesarean delivery for all babies with breech presentation, while others encourage a trial of vaginal delivery for selected women.
At 121 centers in 26 countries, researchers followed 2,083 women carrying infants in the breech position.
Joseph Hanss found that doctors attempted to turn the baby around before resorting to cesarean section in a little less than one-third of the 357 breech cases reviewed for a recent American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology article.
Can I use a factory-correct Winchester two-detent safety lock and fit it to the breech bolt and have it function safely?
The problem in management of breech presentation are more than those associated with the uncertainties and mechanism of the after coming head.
While doing scheduled services on the M777A2 howitzer, we often find the breech pivot pin, NSN 5315-00-821-2435, frozen with rust.
It included women with singleton breech fetus at a gestational age of 34 to 35 weeks.