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forelimb

[′fȯr‚lim]
(anatomy)
An appendage (as a wing, fin, or arm) of a vertebrate that is, or is homologous to, the foreleg of a quadruped.
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rex had just two claws on each forelimb, which points to an increased slashing power.
In anurans, limbs are primary involved in locomotion, hindlimbs directly in generating jumping force, while forelimbs in controlling landing and decreasing impact force (Nauwelaerts & Aerts 2006).
Following up these lines of evidence, the researchers showed that the bat BAR116 sequence appears to function as a genetic switch that is active in developing limbs, in particular the forelimbs, while the equivalent mouse sequence did not show any activity.
In the current study, the motor function of both forelimbs after precise spinal cord hemisection was evaluated in juvenile and adult rats over a given time.
Lemon's lesson demonstrated how birds, whales, crocodiles and humans have different forelimbs, but they can be traced back to a common evolutionary ancestor, an ancient species of fish, where the bone layout in the front appendages was developed and successfully passed on.
Vets said the injuries suggested the dog had its legs ripped apart, with one reporting: "The injuries were consistent with a person pulling a puppy by its forelimbs using undue force.
calves 2 4 Method of death Euthanasia 2 3 Spontaneous 0 1 Bodyweight, kg 49 [+ or -] 4 39 [+ or -] 3 ([double dagger]) ([section]) Axial musculoskeletal system Defect location Cervical 0 2 Thoracic 0 0 Lumbar 0 0 Type of deviation Lateral 0 2 Dorso-ventral 0 0 Helicoidal 0 0 Appendicular musculo-skeletal system Arthrogryposis 0 3 ([greater than or equal to]1 limb involved) Symetric limb NA 3 involvement Forelimb/hind limb NA 0 involvement Forelimbs only NA 2 Hind limbs only NA 1 Head Coaptation defect Prognathism 0 0 Brachygnathism 0 1 Altered profile Horse-like 0 1 Pig-like 0 0 Broken sagittal axis 0 1 Central nervous system Porencephaly 2 3 Hydranencephaly 1 1 Hydrocephaly 0 0 Cerebellar hypoplasia 0 0 Micromyelia 2 4 Characteristic WBD-2 WBD-3 ([dagger]) ([dagger]) No.
Upon delivery, the monster was a conjoined twin heifer calf with two heads, two necks and two trunk/ thorax with four forelimbs, joined together side by side laterally at rib-cage upto abdomen, followed by single umbilical cord, a lumbo-sacrum, a tail and a pair of hind limbs (Fig.
After verifying the general anesthesia, the rats were placed in the supine position under a plank of Formica (30 x 35 cm), with the forelimbs immobilized.
Procedures were performed in cadaver forelimbs of horses that were euthanatized for reasons unrelated to the project or died in the premises of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil.
Both species put a greater proportion of weight on their hind limbs at high speed rather than the forelimbs, as was generally believed.