occipital bone


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occipital bone

[äk′sip·əd·əl ¦bōn]
(anatomy)
The bone which forms the posterior portion of the skull, surrounding the foramen magnum.
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Measurements of the skull of local Mizo pig (lateral view) showing length of premaxilla (Lpm), height of premaxilla (Hpm), length of maxilla (Lma), height of maxilla (Hma), length of zygomatic (Lzy), height of zygomatic (Hzy), length of lacrimal (Lla), height of lacrimal (Hla), height of the skull with mandible (Hskm), length of skull (Lsk), nasal bone (Na), frontal bone (Fr), palatine (Pa), occipital bone (Oc) and temporal bone (Te).
This is evidenced by the completion of fusion of the different elements of the occipital bone by 5-7 years of age [12].
Soon after sterilization, the operative site was blocked by 2% Lidocaine hydrochloride at central point of occipital bone. A linear incision was made on the skin measuring 4-6 cm through fascia and periosteum at mid occipital region.
Moore-Jansen, "Metric variation in the human occipital bone: forensic anthropological applications," Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol.
A 3-year-old male presented with a left-sided headache localized over the occipital bone, with progressive torticollis over the last year, as well as vomiting and ataxia over the last week.
in consequence of the frontal and occipital bone being approximated the parietals are prevented from joining and the soft hole-like depression with which every child is born remains in the adult.
Conclusions: The present study findings will add to data of anatomical variations of occipital bone in Pakistani population, which may be important from clinical, neurosurgical and forensic point of view.
The best way is to apply it two finger depths from the hairline on the sides and never go below the occipital bone -- the large bone at the back of the head."
Using your Stress Fix Concentrate to activate the acupressure points at the back of the head just below the occipital bone. Circle three times anti-clockwise before repeating in the opposite direction.
A 22 GA needle was inserted until contact with the occipital bone was made.
The occipital bone develops partly in the membrane and partly in cartilage.