appendicular skeleton


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Noun1.appendicular skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbsappendicular skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs
limb - one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
pectoral girdle - a skeletal support to which the forelimbs of vertebrates are attached
endoskeleton - the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)
pelvic arch, pelvic girdle, pelvis, hip - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
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Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor and occurs with greatest frequency in the appendicular skeleton.
The current study was planned to observe the axial as well as appendicular skeleton of BMD by DEXA method in RA patients.
Prevalence of anomalies in the appendicular skeleton of a fossorial rodent population.
Reported metastasis to axial skeleton is 80% and 20% to appendicular skeleton.
3) Osteosarcoma is described as a rare tumor in birds, primarily occurring on the appendicular skeleton.
Despite biomechanical and physiological relevance, precise quantifications of segmental inertial properties and composite measures of the appendicular skeleton remain largely inadequate (Durkin and Dowling, 2006; Heymsfield et al.
63 mCi Tc-99m HDP showed multiple lobulated and expansile areas of intense radiopharmaceutical accumulation in the axial and appendicular skeleton, more pronounced in the latter, particularly in the lower extremities and the proximal humeri assuming the appearance of round rubber rings as in the "Michelin Man" (Figure 4A,B).
8) Affected patients usually become dependent and confined to wheel-chair or bed at the second decade of their life as a result of ankylosing of all major joints of both axial and appendicular skeleton.