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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* PetCure Oncology, in collaboration with Varian Medical Systems, is currently accepting patients into a clinical trial to evaluate dogs that receive SRS/SRT to treat OSA of the appendicular skeleton. Early data suggests that SRS/SRT can lead to longer median survival time; the study will analyze whether SRS/SRT increases the circulation of immune cells that are responsible for attacking cancer.
(5) Osteopoikilosis lesions often occur symmetrically throughout the appendicular skeleton and pelvis and typically spare the vertebral column, ribs, and skull, while the metacarpal bones of the hands are always involved.
The scan also showed bilateral symmetrical uptake in both axial and appendicular skeleton suggestive of metastases.
Development of the vertebral column and the appendicular skeleton in the larvae and juveniles of Coilia nasus.
(5) IH involving the appendicular skeleton are often symptomatic, unlike those of the axial skeleton, which are generally asymptomatic.
Bartonella osteomyelitis usually presents subacutely in the axial skeleton, as we observed in our patient, unlike hematogenous osteomyelitis, which presents acutely and typically involves the appendicular skeleton [9].
The patient underwent X-rays of axial and appendicular skeleton revealing sclerotic appearance of anterior L4 and L5.
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor and occurs with greatest frequency in the appendicular skeleton.[sup][5],[6] Preferred management involves limb-sparing surgery following neoadjuvant chemotherapy.[sup][7],[8],[9],[10],[11] Studies have demonstrated that the surgical margin is closely associated with local recurrence.[sup][12],[13],[14] Presurgical planning is very important to achieve adequate margins.
In general, the skeleton of the rat fetus GD 20 consists of two main parts, the axial and the appendicular skeleton. The axial skeleton contains the bones of the skull (nasal, frontal, parietal, maxilla, and mandible), vertebral column (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and caudal vertebrae), ribs, and sternum.
A whole body PET scan showed findings consistent with multifocal, infiltrative renal lymphoma associated with multifocal hypermetabolic lymphoma deposits in the axial and appendicular skeleton and retroperitoneal lymph nodes.