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Of or relating to the leg, shank, or thigh.

[Latin crūrālis, from crūs, crūr-, leg.]


(Anatomy) of or relating to the leg or thigh
[C16: from Latin crūrālis, from crūs leg, shin]


(ˈkrʊər əl)

of or pertaining to the leg or the hind limb.
[1590–1600; < Latin crūrālis=crūr-, s. of crūs leg + -ālis -al1]
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Adj.1.crural - of or relating the leg from the knee to the foot
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The crural index was estimated as the proportion of the tibial maximum length to the femoral bicondylar length times one-hundred (Auerbach 2012; Davenport 1933).
Most patients underwent revascularization of one crural vessel (62%), followed by two vessels (33%).
A los tres anos, el paciente presenta somnolencia, insuficiencia respiratoria, crisis convulsivas de tipo focal en hemicuerpo derecho y generalizadas; examen neurologico demuestra ptosis palpebral bilateral y oftalmoplegia total, pupilas isocoricas y normoreactivas, audicion conservada, hipertonia con espasticidad a nivel braquial, tono muscular fluctuante a nivel crural, tendencia a la hiperextension cervical.
Paciente masculino de 61 anos con antecedentes de Diabetes mellitus e Hipertension arterial, acudio a consulta debido a parestesias en hemicara izquierda y debilidad en hemicuerpo derecho, al examen fisico se constato paresia de nevios craneales bajos IX-X, hipoestesias de V nervio craneal izquierdo y hemiparesia derecha a predominio crural.
The crural tubercles of legs IV and V are similar to the type species [P nicaraguensis]; the fourth arch of the pads almost reaches its proximal border; it is also repressed in the superior part as in P.
2014): Crural bases position as a structural criterion for supraspecific diagnosis of Early Jurassic zeilleriid brachiopods.
The primary blood supply of the FFF is from the peroneal artery with numerous perforators entering skin through the posterior crural septum.
In the crural and femoral parts of the skin, target lesions were observed, presenting with a sharp margin round and oval in shape, some of which had a red central blister.
Sural nerve entrapment is a result of crural fascia compression of the nerve during activities like running and track.
At this stage it was noticed a net benefit from active kinetic therapy in the case of ACA territory stroke (hemiparesis with crural predominance) and a favorable evolution in the case of ACM stroke (hemiparesis with facio-branchial predominance) where prehension and the fine movements of the fingers were incomplete.