breastbone


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Synonyms for breastbone

the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs

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Another way to speed healing of the breastbone has to do with the initial incision rather than how it's secured.
Her daughters are joined from the breastbone to the top of the navel and have separate hearts.
You see a lot of variation in the anatomy of the breastbone that has to do with locomotion, but at the same time it's very important in moving their whole ribcage when they breathe in, breathe out, so I'm very interested to see what types of forces shape this breastbone and what types of structures work better for flying or walking, how that influences their breathing.
From what I've seen while dressing elk, the hole in the front of the ribcage between the neck bone and the breastbone is only about the size of a softball.
Why doesn't your breastbone cartilage turn to bone until you're 40 years old?
Previous studies had linked this gene to palate and breastbone development.
Internationally recognized for his pioneering work in minimally invasive heart surgery, his investigations and innovations allow surgery to be done inside the heart through small incisions rather than through large traditional cuts that split the breastbone or the ribs.
If this doesn't work five chest thrusts, with two fingers on the breastbone with the baby on its back.
ANDREAS SUBORICS, who suffered a broken breastbone and crushed ribcage in a fall at Kyoto, Japan, on Saturday, was operated on yesterday.
With this smart garment, ECG signals can be picked up by the sensors visible on the garment in the breastbone.
Now do the same exercise with your hands placed at the bottom of your breastbone and breathe the same way.
The most common side effects observed with the device were pain beneath the breastbone that usually diminished within two weeks, temporary difficulty swallowing, fever, and sore throat.
Masaru Umezu, 56, sustained serious burns to the face and hands, while Koichi Okada, 42, broke his breastbone.
A biopsy indicated the mass was malignant and a bone scan indicated the cancer had spread to his breastbone, ribs and spinal cord.
5-centimeter (12-inch) incision from neck to abdomen, then saws into the breastbone and cracks open the ribcage to expose the heart.