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cephalic

[sə′fal·ik]
(zoology)
Of or pertaining to the head or anterior end.
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Head Shape Cephalic Index Range 1 Dolichocephalic <75.0 2 Mesocephalic 75.0-79.9 3 Brachycephalic 80.0-84.9 4 Hyperbrachycephalic 85.0-89.9 Statistical Analysis
"External cephalic version is a safe procedure that reduces risk of cesarean delivery," wrote Ms.
The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) recommends that cephalic position be determined by transabdominal imaging.
The cephalic lateral line of Normanichthys has been considered in both systematic and phylogenetic studies, considering some bony structures (Yabe & Uyeno, 1996; Mandrytsa, 1993).
is placed in the genus Hexamermis to possess a horn-shaped vagina, amphids separated from the lateral cephalic papillae (Rubstov, 1978).
Head: antennal horns short, rounded and smooth with upper and lower spines; cephalic setae very long (0.2 mm); upper and lower frontal horn absent, lower and lateral papillae absent, upper cephalic margin thickened laterally; prothoracic spiracle long (0.1 mm); abdominal segments with dorsal rows of small spicules in discal area.
The term fetuses presenting by breech have worse outcomes than cephalic presenting ones, irrespective of the mode of delivery although it is unclear whether this is due to underlying conditions (perhaps the very factors that caused the breech presentation in the first place) that make them vulnerable, or the effects of delivery in this position.
Nulliparous women with single cephalic pregnancy, [greater than or equal to]37 weeks
However, while stimulation of carbohydrate taste receptors within the oral cavity improves performance by increasing central drive to the locomotor muscles, the possibility remains that a cephalic phase insulin response contributes to the improvement in exercise performance.
They are covered by a thick layer of white wax with series of tufts and filaments, as follows: (i) a long caudal tuft, 6.6-13.5 mm long (Figure 1a, b), (ii) a cephalic tuft (always shorter than the caudal tuft) (Figure 1b), (iii) lateral filaments, with those closest to the caudal tuft longer than the remaining filaments (Figure 1c) and (iv) an ovisac 4.1-8.5 mm long (Figure 1d).
Cephalic vein (also called the antecubital vein) is a superficial vein of the preaxial border of the upper limb and is clearly visible in light-skinned individuals [1].