occiput


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occiput

the back part of the head or skull
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occiput

[′äk·sə‚pu̇t]
(zoology)
The back of the head of an insert or vertebrate.
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Comparison of the phenotypic manifestations in the current case with those of 9p deletion syndrome and 3p duplication syndrome Current case 9p Deletion 3p Duplication syndrome syndrome Flat occiput + - High forehead + + Full cheeks - + Microretrognathia + + Short, broad neck + + Hypertelorism + + Upslanting palpebral fissure + - Bilateral epicanthal fold + + Small nose - + Wide and flat nasal bridge + + Long philtrum + - Small mouth + - Downturned corners, mouth - + Widely spaced nipples + + Hypotonia + + Congenital heart defect + +
One of the primary guiding symptoms here is a throbbing left-sided migraine, typically beginning in the occiput and passing over the top of the skull and ending in or over the left eye, preceded by a temporary loss of vision.
Characteristic multiple minor anomalies of trisomy 18 included prominent occiput, micrognathia, and short sternum.
If, additively, lateral mass joints and lateral masses of occiput, atlas, and dens axis are degraded and progressively damaged, at least atlantoaxial impaction occurs due to a complete collapse of the lateral masses determining craniocervical instability and resulting in occasional ankylosis coming along with a spontaneous stabilization of C1 and C2 [11].
Diagnosis.--Ocell-ocular distance about as long as diameter of lateral ocellus; occipital carina complete; head color dark brown except mandibles, clypeus, oral space, labial palps, maxillary palps, ventral 1/3 of occiput orangish yellow; metasoma only slightly laterally compressed from apical T3, color ofmetasomal terga dark brown except basal 2/5 of T1 honey yellow.
Nearly all infants had a phenotype characteristic of fetal brain disruption sequence (Figure 1), including craniofacial disproportion (95.8%), biparietal depression (83.3%), prominent occiput (75.0%), and excess nuchal skin (47.9%) (Table).
rayahdensis are bare and not clothed with long erect and tufted black hairs, and neither the ocellar tubercle nor the occiput bear long erect black hairs as in P.
The system's newly expanded indications span from the Occiput to T3, but additional levels of fixation can be accomplished by connecting to other RTI pedicle screw systems through the newly cleared transition rod or currently available rod-to-rod connectors.
Newly expanded indications for the OCT system range from the Occiput to T3, but additional levels of fixation can be achieved by connecting to other RTI pedicle screw systems through the newly cleared transition rod or currently available rod-to-rod connectors.
Anterior arch is separate from the occiput. Posterior arch is broken, so no comment can be made.
They looked at samples from 10 sites on each subject: the external auditory canal, forehead, occiput, retroauricular crease, back, manubrium, antecubital fossa, inguinal crease, volar forearm, and nares.