pelvic girdle

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pelvic girdle

A bony or cartilaginous structure in vertebrates, attached to and supporting the hind limbs or fins. Also called pelvic arch.

pelvic girdle


pelvic arch

(Anatomy) the skeletal structure to which the lower limbs in man, and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates, are attached

pel′vic gir′dle

the compound bony or cartilaginous arch supporting the hind limbs or analogous parts in vertebrates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelvic girdle - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebratespelvic girdle - the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
coccyx, tail bone - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
hipbone, innominate bone - large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis
ilium - the upper and widest of the three bones making up the hipbone
ischial bone, ischium, os ischii - one of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
os pubis, pubic bone, pubis - one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis
sacrum - wedge-shaped bone consisting of five fused vertebrae forming the posterior part of the pelvis; its base connects with the lowest lumbar vertebra and its tip with the coccyx
girdle - an encircling or ringlike structure
appendicular skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs
articulatio coxae, coxa, hip joint, hip - the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum
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A PMR is an autoimmune disease similar to rheumatoid arthritis but affecting primarily the muscles and joints of the shoulder girdle, the pelvic girdle and the hands.
The victim sustained a serious bullet wound at the pelvic girdle and is admitted to Samburu referral hospital in Maralal town.
Pelvic girdle relaxation from an orthopaedic point of view.
The chapter structure is systematic: The Skeletal System and Its Movements, The Muscular System, The Spine, The Pelvic Girdle and Hip Joint, The Knee and Patellofemoral Joints, The Ankle and Foot, The Upper Extremity, and Analysis of Human Movement.
The cranium, synarcual, scapulacoracoid, and pelvic girdle structures were described based on their form, location, and dimensions, using terminology used by Nishida (1985, 1990) & Miyake.
Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain (PPGP) is a common musculoskeletal condition with a prevalence ranging from 23% to 33% in New Zealand and Australia (Ashby & Johnson, 2015, Pierce, Homer, Dahlen, & King, 2012).
Pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and pregnancy-related low back pain are two different patterns of LBP during pregnancy, although, a small group of females suffer from combined pain.
Others support the theory that the hormone relaxin which affects the ligaments of the pelvic girdle as the cause of low back pain even this also has not been shown by researchers as a cause of low back pain in pregnant women (Vleeming, Albert, Ostgaad, Sturesson, & Stuge, 2008).
Comparison between the effect of lumbopelvic belt and home based pelvic stabilizing exercise on pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain; a randomized controlled trial.
The number of injuries related to head and neck was 11(23%), face 8(17%), chest, abdomen and pelvic contents 1(2%) each, extremity and pelvic girdle 14(29%) and external injuries 13(28%).
Many, if not most, defensive firearms programs these days emphasize three points of aim on deadly human opponents: center chest, brain and pelvic girdle.
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