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see legleg,
one of the paired limbs of an animal used for support of the body and for locomotion. Properly, the human leg is that portion of the extremity between the foot and the thigh. This section of the human leg contains two long bones, the tibia and the fibula.
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in arthropods, a segment of the leg that is movably joined to the femur (in insects) or the patella (in arachnids) and bears the tarsus on its end. usually segmented.


The larger of the two leg bones, articulating with the femur, fibula, and talus.


1. the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
2. the corresponding bone in other vertebrates
3. the fourth segment of an insect's leg, lying between the femur and the tarsus
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To examine whether past or cumulative Pb exposure might influence the long-term trajectory of homocysteine concentration with age, we compared trajectories in homocysteine (as percentage change from baseline homocysteine) by tibia bone Pb concentration at baseline.
But then doctors at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary decided they would have to operate and remove a length of Jack's cancerous tibia bone to prevent the disease from spreading.
When one man was caught by police, he attacked the sergeant holding him, kicking him on his left foot and breaking his tibia bone.
Recovery of proximal tibia bone mineral density and strength, but not cancellous bone architecture, after long-term bisphosphonate or selective estrogen receptor modulator therapy in aged rats.
I broke the tibia bone in my left leg in my first game as player-manager for Dundee United which, ironically, occurred against Aberdeen.
These seven patients, treated at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL, all had fractures of their tibia bone, which had failed to heal after one to three (with a mean of two) prior standard of care bone grafting and surgical treatments.
10) SP 6--4 fingers above the top of the medial maleolus (ankle joint) on the inside border of the tibia bone.
He's got a broken tibia bone, just below the knee on the shinbone on his left leg.
Peter Webbon, the Jockey Club's chief veterinary adviser, said: "He fractured the tibia bone in his leg above the stifle.
We conducted analyses for blood, patella and tibia bone lead biomarkers (separately) categorized into tertiles for models for age at menopause as a continuous variable and early menopause.