midclavicular line


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midclavicular line

[′mid·klə¦vik·yə·lər ′līn]
(anatomy)
A vertical line parallel to and midway between the midsternal line and a vertical line drawn downward through the outer end of the clavicle.
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In physical examination the liver and spleen were 8 cm and 10 cm, respectively, and palpable below the costal margin of the midclavicular line, with multiple bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathies.
For prone scanning, the subjects were placed in the prone position, and then the gallbladder was scanned intercostally or subcostally with the subject positioned prone oblique and right side elevated sufficiently to allow transducer contact at about the midclavicular line.
25% 10 ml was administered through the epidural catheter, and sensory blockade level was measured by pinprick at the midclavicular line approximately 20 minutes later.