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Related to pectus: pectus carinatum
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Noun1.Pectus - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebratespectus - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
breastbone, sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
thoracic aorta - a branch of the descending aorta; divides into the iliac arteries
thoracic vein, vena thoracica - veins that drain the thoracic walls
gall bladder, gallbladder - a muscular sac attached to the liver that stores bile (secreted by the liver) until it is needed for digestion
area of cardiac dullness - a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
female chest, bust - the chest of a woman
male chest - the chest of a man
musculus pectoralis, pecs, pectoral, pectoral muscle, pectoralis - either of two large muscles of the chest
chest cavity, thoracic cavity - the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart
breast, chest - the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen; "he beat his breast in anger"
rib cage - the bony enclosing wall of the chest
References in classic literature ?
It resulted from this, that, according to the custom of all superior geniuses, these two men flattered themselves intra pectus, with being in the right against all who found fault with them.
Optimus ille animi vindex laedentia pectus Vincula qui rupit, dedoluitque semel.
Continuous supply system for the surgical treatment of Pectus excavatum Nussovou method (MIRPE) for the needs of Paediatric Surgery 2nd Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Motol for four years.
When Erica came to see me, it was clear that she was suffering from a significant case of pectus excavatum," says Rajeev Prasad, MD, Pediatric Surgeon and Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center at St.
World-class surgeons descended on the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff last week to conduct Britain's first pectus carinatum operation.
One juvenile male with pectus excavatum had marked mucopurulent rhinorrhea, coughing, lethargy, tachypnea, dyspnea, and partial anorexia; he was also given an intramuscular broad-spectrum antimicrobial drug (ceftiofur, 25 mg/kg).
His breathing was exacerbated by a condition called pectus excavatum.
A brace compression for pectus carinatum, a chest wall deformity in which the breastbone is bowed and pushed outward, resembling a bird's breast (affecting one in 1,500 kids);
compositum ius fasque animo sanctosque recessus / mentis [sic] et incoctum generoso pectus honesto.
The boy was supposed to undergo an operation to correct a congenital defect, called pectus excavatum (or hollowed chest), a medical emergency
Following surgery to repair a condition called pectus carinatum or 'pigeon's chest', a fairly common condition where the sternum protrudes forward caused by an overgrowth of cartilage, Leah was in considerable pain and her doses of fentanyl were repeatedly increased to the point that it took three adults to hold her up.
The NTM patients also more frequently had concave chests, a condition known as pectus excavatum, and scoliosis, or curvature of the spine.