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elbow

1. the joint between the upper arm and the forearm, formed by the junction of the radius and ulna with the humerus
2. the corresponding joint or bone of birds or mammals

Elbow

Sharp corner in a pipe or conduit, as opposed to a bend, which has a larger radius of curvature.

elbow

[′el‚bō]
(anatomy)
The arm joint formed at the junction of the humerus, radius, and ulna.
(design engineering)
A fitting that connects two pipes at an angle, often of 90°.
A sharp corner in a pipe.
(electromagnetism)
In a waveguide, a bend of comparatively short radius, normally 90°, and sometimes for acute angles down to 15°.
(geography)
A sharp change in direction of a coast line, channel, bank, or so on.

elbow

elbows, 1
1. A pipe, sheet metal, or conduit fitting having a bend, usually 90°; a 90° elbow is also called an ell.
2. A crossette, 1.
3. A shoulder, 1.

Elbow

ignorant, blundering constable. [Br. Lit.: Measure for Measure]
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Inside the bursa, which is self-contained like a deflated balloon, is a small amount of fluid allowing the skin to move over the elbow as it flexes, extends, pronates and supinates.
"Yes, he elbowed me and I asked him 'why did you do this?,'" said the Southampton man.
The right elbow injury could then only be diagnosed as anterior elbow dislocation, which we could not ascertain earlier in preoperative x-rays.
The respective ROM for the right and left extremities (measured with a standard goniometer) was as follows: elbow flexion, 110[degrees] and 140[degrees]; elbow extension, -75[degrees] and 0[degrees]; forearm pronation, 85[degrees] and 85[degrees]; and forearm supination, 65[degrees] and 90[degrees].
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There are 5 anatomic sites of ulnar nerve compromise at the elbow: (1) intermuscular (IM) septum of the distal arm (including the Areade of Struthers, medial IM septum, hypertrophy of medial head of triceps brachii, and snapping of medial head triceps brachii); (2) medial epicondylc secondary to a valgus deformity of the bone; (3) epicondylar groove (lesions within and outside of the groove and subluxation or dislocation of the nerve); (4) cubital tunnel (due to a thickened Osborne's ligament, a fibrous fascia running between the humeral and ulnar heads to the FCU) or as the nerve passes through the proximal edge of the FCU; and (5) as the ulnar nerve exits through the FCU.
In addition to preventing pellets from impacting the elbow wall, the vortex chamber causes the material to exit the elbow evenly and return rapidly to a laminar, steady-state flow within the conveying line.
The factors contributing to the development of elbow contractures include the severity of the trauma, intra-particular damage, and length of immobilization [11].
Pain in the outer side of the elbow where there's a spot the size of a 10p piece that's very painful and tender.
Kem I want you to massage me in slow motion, I can't handle your elbow, it is painful please, slow motion, dira ka motsamao o iketlileng, your elbow can only be handled by Joel Mogorosi,' she joked.
To perform the procedure, the study authors inserted a catheter into the radial artery in the wrist and threaded it to the elbow. Once it was in place, they sent imipenem/cilastatin sodium through the catheter to block, or embolize, the inflamed blood vessels.
With the barrel standing up, I placed the wood on the ground with the big end of the street elbow on the wood.