occipital protuberance

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Noun1.occipital protuberance - prominence on the outer surface of the occipital boneoccipital protuberance - prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
occipital bone - a saucer-shaped membrane bone that forms the back of the skull
excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, bulge, protrusion, protuberance, swelling, bump, prominence - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
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The active silver recording electrode was placed on the point 2-cm proximal to the protuberantia occipitalis externa, while the reference electrode was placed onto the vertex and the ground electrode onto the forehead.
Protuberantia occipitalis externa: Palpable and visual inspection: hardly detectable (1), faint appearance (2), moderate (3), strong (4), and with a projecting cone (5).
The injections were performed radially at 2 cm lateral and 2 cm inferior to the protuberantia occipitalis externa with a 26G 0.