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Synonyms for breech

opening in the rear of the barrel of a gun where bullets can be loaded

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This technique is an obstetric strategy to allow birth of the often dreaded--but rarely occurring --head entrapment of the breech baby.
When I told her I felt it in the middle, Nancy told me she was 98% sure the baby was in a breech position and then helped me feel the difference between the baby's head and bottom.
A study found that around a third of breech positions could be missed because a routine examination merely involves feeling the stomach.
The ninth edition provides us with a fascinating historical overview of the progress from muzzle loader to breech loading cartridge rifles, pistols and shotguns.
Since the bolt is now a striker, a breech plug is required that is screwed into the breech area with fine threads and which is removable for cleaning from the breech.
Planned cesarean section should be standard for all singleton breech babies at term.
Planned caesarean section versus planned vaginal birth for breech presentation at term: a randomised multicentre trial.
In 3 to 4 percent of all pregnancies, the babies end up in the so-called breech position.
Saving seed, Breech explains, involves much more than storing it in the barn over winter.
The plaintiffs have to prove that there was a breech of a duty and then prove that the breech of the duty caused the injury and then prove that there is an injury.
Many of today's obstetricians seem to be much less apt than their forebears to attempt an external cephalic version (ECV, or turning around a breech presentation) in order to do a normal delivery.
264 Winchester Magnum with a safety lock that will not stay in the breech bolt when under pressure from the striker spring when assembled.
Breech presentation is a commonest form of malpresentation.
This service includes the installation of conduit and a 30 kV power transmission cable between73104 Breech and 71384 Schoenbuehl.