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n. pl. a·cro·mi·a (mē-ə)
The outer end of the scapula to which the collarbone is attached.

[New Latin acrōmion, from Greek akrōmion : akros, extreme; see ak- in Indo-European roots + ōmos, shoulder.]

a·cro′mi·al adj.
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n, pl -mia (-mɪə)
(Anatomy) the outermost edge of the spine of the shoulder blade
[C17: New Latin, from Greek akrōmion the point of the shoulder, from acro- + ōmion, diminutive of ōmos shoulder]
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(əˈkroʊ mi ən)

n., pl. -mi•a (-mi ə)
a bony outer process of the shoulder blade that forms part of the shoulder joint.
[1605–15; < New Latin < Greek akrṓmion=akro- acro- + ṓm(os) shoulder + -ion n. suffix]
a•cro′mi•al, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder bladeacromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
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n. acromión, parte del hueso escapular del hombro.
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En cuanto al perimetro de brazo relajado se posiciono a la usuaria de pie, midiendo la distancia media entre el margen lateral del acromion y el margen superior de la cabeza radial.
0-19.0, 22.0-26.0, 36.0-38.0 respectively were used to cover (bladder) 40% (approximately) of arm circumference midway between the acromion and olecranon process.
(8) Classic teaching of IM deltoid injection landmarks is 3 fingerbreadths distal to the acromion, and a more proximal administration of a vaccine would allow penetration of the rotator cuff structures below.
Fullness in the posterior region of the shoulder joint is decreased, and the humeral head cannot be felt by palpating the posterior edge of the acromion. Since patients with posterior shoulder dislocation do not exhibit a marked deformity, they should be examined very carefully.
The markers were secured with medical double-sided adhesive tape on: (a) the lateral wrist epicondyle (average point between the ulnar and the radial styloid process); (b) the elbow (lateral epicondyle of the humerus); and (c) the shoulder (clavicular acromion process).
Anterior-/ posterior tilting can be evaluated by measuring how far anterior the acromion is in relation to the inferior scapular angle, in the sagittal plane (coronal axis).
American surgeon Charles Neer described shoulder impingement as reduced structural space between the head of humerus and the acromion of spine of scapula.1
Taping of the middle part of deltoid muscle begun by attaching the first 4 cm of the strip over the acromion process with no stretch.
On examination, there was a wound around 20 cm on the posterior aspect of the right shoulder extending to the glenohumeral joint, acromion was exposed, and no active bleeding was present.
For supraspinatus and upper trapezius stimulation, the active electrode was placed on 5 cm away from the acromion at the level of the midpoint of the scapular spine.
[23] For bicep skin fold thickness (Figure 1d) midpoint between the acromion process and the lateral condyle of the elbow was marked.