insertion

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insertion

1. Anatomy the point or manner of attachment of a muscle to the bone that it moves
2. Botany the manner or point of attachment of one part to another

insertion

[in′sər·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
(anatomy)
The point at which a muscle is attached to a bone that moves when the muscle contracts; it is the distal end of the muscle.
(cell and molecular biology)
The addition of an extranumerary base pair to double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid; causes errors in transcription.
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Her physicians therefore ordered blind insertion of a nasogastric tube so that enteral nutrition could be provided.
There is evidence to suggest that modified techniques such as a reverse Sellick's manoeuvre or neck flexion with lateral pressure are better than blind insertion in the neutral position.
Blind insertion of a Frova bougie (Cook Medical Inc., Bloomington, IN, USA) past the mass into the trachea was attempted but failed.
Despite its superiority over open surgery, it is not completely risk free and many of its lethal complications are related to creation of pnuemoperitoneum for gaining access to intra-abdominal cavity.1,2 More than half of these complications are related to gaining access3 and majority of these are observed during insertion of primary umbilical trocar.4 Two basic methods commonly used worldwide are, the closed method involving blind insertion of veress needle and open method involving insertion of Hasson cannula under direct vision as advised by Hasson.