calf circumference

calf circumference

[¦kaf sər′kəm·frəns]
(anthropology)
An average of three measurements taken at maximum horizontal distance around the left calf as the subject stands with weight distributed evenly on both feet.
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After six weeks, calf circumference increased significantly in the sand runners.
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Maternal calf circumference was used as a proxy for maternal body size to control for maternal health and nutritional status because of incomplete information on the latter variable, consistent with previous research (Gonzalez-Cossio et al.
Calf circumference has shown good correlation with carotid intima media thickness in adult life (18).
Researchers aimed to test the cross sectional association of carotid plaques and common carotid artery intima-media thickness with calf circumference (CC), representing peripheral fat and lean mass, and with waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio, two markers of abdominal obesity.
Each subject's height, mass, leg length (greater trochanter to lateral malleolus), calf circumference (maximum circumference between knee and ankle) and ankle circumference (minimum circumference just above lateral malleolus) were measured.
Calf circumference was measured at the widest point of the calf muscle using the same steel, metric tape measure and recorded to the nearest 0.
It was swollen; the calf circumference was 2cm greater than the opposite side, a little red and was slightly tender with more pain on flexing the foot and stretching the calf on that side.
Different subjects were used for the two experiments to minimize exposure time and the number of times the OHT was applied to any single subject Prior to each experiment, height, weight thigh and calf circumference, and baseline blood pressure arid heart rate were measured in each subject.
Evaluated outcomes included leg volume, ankle and calf circumference, edema, pain, swelling, leg fatigue, cramps, and itching.
The factors-poor vision, slow gait, difficulty performing a tandem walk (where the heel of one foot is placed immediately in front of the toe of the other), and small calf circumference (a gauge of leg muscle)-were reported in the July 20 Lancet.
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