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axial skeleton

n.
The bones constituting the head and trunk of a vertebrate body.

axial skeleton

n
(Anatomy) the bones that together comprise the skull and the vertebral column

ax′ial skel′eton


n.
the skeleton of the head and trunk.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.axial skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribsaxial skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
breastbone, sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
rib cage - the bony enclosing wall of the chest
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
endoskeleton - the internal skeleton; bony and cartilaginous structure (especially of vertebrates)
spinal column, spine, vertebral column, rachis, backbone, back - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting axial skeleton which progresses to involve whole spine forming a rigid "bamboo spine"1.
All the cases were assessed for bone mineral density from appendicular as well as axial skeleton.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease that primarily involves the axial skeleton and the sacroiliac joint.
Presence of axial skeleton distinguishes FIF from teratoma; however, it can be seen only in 91% of cases on imaging.
It is a chronic, progressive, multi-system inflammatory disorder which primarily involves the sacroiliac (SI) joints and the axial skeleton.
The hallmark feature, as was the case in our patient, is symmetric osteosclerosis in the diametaphyseal regions of the long bones with relative sparing of the axial skeleton and epiphyseal regions [11].
The commonest pathologies in our study were metastasis and tuberculosis which are more common in the axial skeleton like spine as compared to the appendicular skeleton such as long bones.
1,2) Osteosarcoma is an aggressive, malignant neoplasm that can occur as a primary bone tumor, affecting the appendicular or axial skeleton or, rarely, with a soft-tissue in origin (ie, extraskeletal osteosarcoma).
The device must be so operationally equipped and installed with full acquisition processing and includes all requirements (gamma and CT camera requirements, software and hardware requirements) to obtain optimum image quality in investigations (especially in bone studies - both axial skeleton, peripheral joint zones with prosthetics) with the lowest possible radiation exposure for the patient and for the shortest possible duration (scan time).
The authors have organized the fifty-three chapters that make up the main body of their text in six sections, covering general considerations, axial skeleton fractures, upper extremity fractures and dislocations, lower extremity fractures and dislocations, pediatric fractures and dislocations, and intraoperative imaging.
The axial skeleton, particularly the posterior elements are the most favorable sites of the osteoblastoma and account for 40% of the total, followed by those occurring in the long bones of the lower extremity, which account for 20%.
The axis of Barilium is unknown; however, Delapparentia can be clearly differentiated from Barilium (Norman, 2011a) in the rest of the axial skeleton.