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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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).
Distribution of radiographic and bone scan abnormalities were diffuse, involving both the axial and appendicular skeleton with involvement most commonly of the rib, clavicle, and proximal medial humerus; other common sites included the hands, scapulae, proximal femurs, acetabulae, and pubic bones.
In other species, such as dogs, it can be found most frequently in the metaphyseal region of the appendicular skeleton but has also been reported in ribs, vertebrae, bones of the head, and rarely, in soft tissues.
Approximately 30,000 musculoskeletal MRI examinations of the axial and appendicular skeleton, including peripheral MR angiography, are currently performed on eleven high field strength units including 1.
0%) involved the appendicular skeleton and just over one-half were performed by experienced radiographers (n=206, 55.