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(kīfō`səs): see hunchbackhunchback,
abnormal outward curvature of the spine in the thoracic region. It is also known as kyphosis and humpback, and in its severe form a noticeable hump is evident on the back.
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curvature of the spine in man, with the convexity of the curve posterior.

The entire spine of the newborn is arced (total physiological kyphosis). As the infant develops, physiological kyphosis arises in the thoracic and sacral sections. Kyphosis in the thoracic spine may increase dramatically by old age because of developmental changes in the intervertebral disks and a weakening of muscle tone.

Pathological kyphosis, a result of congenital abnormalities in spine development (additional wedge-shaped vertebrae or the fusion of separate vertebrae), usually appears after the age of six months, once the infant has begun to stand and walk. Kyphosis can result from rickets, spinal tuberculosis, and certain familial conditions. It can also develop in persons who sit bent over for long periods of time because of occupation or myopia. Kyphosis is treated by special gymnastic exercises and by strengthening the back muscles by massage or physical therapy. Surgery may have to be performed if more conservative treatment proves unsuccessful.

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Angular curvature of the spine, usually in the thoracic region. Also known as humpback; hunchback.
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Physical and technical rehabilitation of patients with Scheuermann's disease and kyphosis.
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(17) Butler (1971) described the anterior bony fusion of two vertebral bodies to be a rare manifestation of Scheuermann's vertebral osteochondritis, a condition of herniation of IVD tissues through the cartilage end plate of the vertebral bodies, which later on ossifies resulting in fusion of vertebral bodies.
Jan Scheuermann is paralyzed below the neck and had two microelectrode arrays surgically placed on her brain.
Mr Evans also told the court that Lamb suers from Scheuermann's kyphosis - a spinal disorder that will eventually lead to Lamb being permanently hunched over - and is awaiting an appointment to 'nalise plans to install steel rods next to his spine to try and halt the condition.
I WAS ABOUT 15 MINUTES LATE FOR MY first phone call with Jan Scheuermann. When I tried to apologize for keeping her waiting, she stopped me.
Foi utilizada uma metodologia adaptada de SCHEUERMANN (2009) e GOMES (2012), descrita pela formula abaixo:
Districts should ensure that every educator is (a) familiar with local, state, and federal policies and guidelines related to crisis procedures; (b) aware of their school's/ district's operational definition of crisis (i.e., what levels of behavior constitute a crisis); (c) trained to recognize a crisis and request support; and, if appropriate, (d) trained in district-approved crisis response procedures (e.g., verbal de-escalation, evasion, seclusion, physical restraint; see Couvillon, Petereson, Ryan, Scheuermann, & Stegall, 2010 for a review of crisis procedure training programs).
" (9) More recently, Mona Scheuermann focuses on doing right with no separate consideration of right feeling, arriving at this heartwarming conclusion: "The charm of Austen's novel, of her fictional world, is that the moral code is so warmly encompassing.