nuchal region


nuchal region
regio cervicalis posterior.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • region — 1. An often arbitrarily limited portion of the surface of the body. SEE ALSO: space, zone. 2. A portion of the body having a special nervous or vascular supply, or a part of an organ having a special …   Medical dictionary

  • Nuchal — Referring to the back of the neck (nape). For example, nuchal rigidity is a stiff neck, sometimes a symptom of meningitis. From the Latin nucha meaning nape. Pronounced nu·kal with the accent on the first syllable. * * * Relating to the nucha. *… …   Medical dictionary

  • nuchal — adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin nucha nape, from Arabic nukhā‘ spinal marrow Date: 1835 of, relating to, or lying in the region of the nape …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • nuchal translucency scanning — NT scanning an ultrasound screening test performed during pregnancy at 11 weeks of gestation that measures the maximum thickness of the translucency between the skin and the soft tissue overlying the cervical (neck) region of the spine of the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • regio cervicalis posterior — [TA] posterior cervical region: the region of the neck posterior to the regio cervicalis lateralis. Called also nuchal region and r. colli posterior [TA alternative] …   Medical dictionary

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