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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The most significant increase in confidence was reported in the ability to perform lumbar puncture, intubation, bone marrow aspiration, chest tube insertion, pleural tap, central line insertion and arthrocentesis.
Neither of the dressing options in the study allowed clinicians to visualize the chest tube insertion site directly.
No acute complications of chest tube insertion were noted.
Researchers from University College London studied brain scans on 18 tots to confirm they were sensitive to procedures including blood tests and chest tube insertion.
A hemopyopneumothorax developed on the right side on day 4 of hospitalization, which required chest tube insertion.
Each chest tube insertion resulted in blinding and searing pain I did not think possible.