xiphisternum

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xiphisternum

[¦zif·ə′stər·nəm]
(anatomy)
The elongated posterior portion of the sternum.
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Palm heel strike to the face, xiphoid process and groin Lower Extremity Strike: a.
By hydrodissecting the TAP along the oblique subcostal line (from the xiphoid toward the anterior part of the iliac crest), the anesthetic solution spreads across the location of T6-L1 nerves and thus potentially covers both the upper and lower abdominal walls.
Chest Circumference: Chest circumference is taken at mid inspiration at the level of xiphoid cartilage or sub sternal notch, in the plane at right angles to the vertebral column.
The immersion surface was evened with the xiphoid. Rats were pulled up after immersion in 22[degrees]C seawater for 1h and then the abdominal injuries were sutured immediately.
Seven-week-old rats fasted for 24 h were restrained in wire cages and immersed up to the depth of the xiphoid process in a 23[degree] C water bath to induce WIRS-induced gastric mucosal lesions, as described by Takagi and Okabe [26].
The falciform ligament and both lobes of the liver are examined closely for abnormalities and then second 5 mm port was usually inserted approximately 5 cm below the xiphoid process, but the precise position and angle depends on the location of the gallbladder as well as the size of the medial segment of the left lobe of the liver.
The arc incision from the xiphoid process to right inferior costal margin was performed.
A 10 mm working port was inserted below the xiphoid process and directed to the left of the falciform ligament, and two lateral 5 mm subcostal ports were placed in the left mid-clavicular and left anterior axillary lines in mirror-image positions to normal port placement.
According to the traditional method (called the "sternum method"), a proper cane length is defined as the vertical distance from the ground to 2 inches above the xiphoid process (La Grow & Weessies, 1994).
Sixty minutes later, rats were restrained individually in stainless steel cages and immersed up to their xiphoid in a water bath maintained at 22[+ or -]2[degrees]C, according to the method of Takagi et al.