forelimb


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forelimb

[′fȯr‚lim]
(anatomy)
An appendage (as a wing, fin, or arm) of a vertebrate that is, or is homologous to, the foreleg of a quadruped.
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Its short, strong forelimbs and large claws would have permitted T.
Measures were scored as: snout-vent-length (SVL, distance from top of the head to the posterior edge of the cloaca basis); forelimb traits: humerus (H), radioulna (R), distal part of forelimb (DF, distance from radiocarpal joint to the tip of third finger); hindlimb traits: femur (F), tibiofibula (T), distal part of hindlimb (DH, distance from tibiotarsal joint to the tip of fourth finger); sacral traits: sacral width (SW), and sacral diapophyseal expansion (DE).
There was no significant difference in latency to fall in the forelimb grip test between vanadium-exposed groups and their respective controls in all age groups.
The distal aspect of right forelimb was prepared aseptically for surgery.
Forelimb motor functions in these animal models were then examined over a period of 6 weeks by three different methods: electrophysiological, histopathological, and assessment and statistical comparison of forelimb motor function restoration between juvenile and adult rats.
When it hits the ground (stance phase), the outboard hindlimb extends backward and the inboard forelimb flexes backward, both exerting force against the ground and impelling the body to the turning movement (see Figure 3B).
This primary role for the spinal cord lesion is further supported by the tendency of forelimbs and hind limbs to be affected bilaterally because muscle involvement might be expected to lead to more randomly distributed lesions.
Location motor neurons projecting to the cat distal forelimb.
Morphometeric studies involved the fetal body weight, crown rump length, head and eye circumferences, length of forelimb and hindlimb.
The triceps muscle is composed of three heads and is the largest muscle of the forelimb which works as extensor of the elbow and flexes the shoulder joint.
As described earlier, the right forelimb did not influence this measurement because it was denervated.
Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the viability of a proposed biomechanical system of induced-traction used to compare the two deep digital flexor tenotomy techniques currently employed in clinical practice by measuring the distal articular angles of equine cadaver forelimbs.