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 effect known as enlarged external occipital protuberance used to be so uncommon, Sayers said, that one of its early observers, toward the end of the 19th century, objected to its title, arguing that there was no real protrusion.
The occipital protuberance, the heel, and the lower side of the scapula are the other potential pressure ulcerative areas in bedridden patients.
My ship has somehow come in and I can confidently announce that this is baby's occipital protuberance, which is a completely normal part of the skull.
The nuchal surface presented a deep fossa on either side of the external occipital protuberance in rhino (Borthakur & Bordoloi, 1997).
We incised the skin along the marked median nuchal line from the external occipital protuberance to immediately above the seventh cervical (C7) spinous process and detached the posterior muscle group.
Treatment technique: Sub-occipital Muscle Inhibition (SMI): With the patient supine, the therapist sat at the head of the table and places the palms of hands under the subject's head, pads of therapist's fingers on the projection of the posterior arch of the atlas which is palpated between the external occipital protuberance and spinous process of axis vertebra.