xiphisternum


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xiph·i·ster·num

 (zĭf′ĭ-stûr′nəm)
n. pl. xiph·i·ster·na (-nə)

[Greek xiphos, sword + sternum.]

xiphisternum

(ˌzɪfɪˈstɜːnəm)
n, pl -na (-nə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy zoology the cartilaginous process forming the lowermost part of the breastbone (sternum). Also called: xiphoid or xiphoid process
2. (Zoology) anatomy zoology the cartilaginous process forming the lowermost part of the breastbone (sternum). Also called: xiphoid or xiphoid process

xiph•i•ster•num

(ˌzɪf əˈstɜr nəm)

n., pl. -na (-nə).
the lowermost segment of the sternum.
[1855–60; < New Latin xiphi- (comb. form of Greek xíphos sword) + sternum sternum]
xiph`i•ster′nal, adj.
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The lower one centimetre of the sternum was divided along with the xiphisternum. A pericardial well was created.
Once the level of sensory block reached T6 (Xiphisternum) level, the surgical table was placed in the horizontal position and the surgery was allowed to start after giving 1 mg of midazolam iv.
On examination a huge cystic mass reaching up to the xiphisternum and occupying the whole abdomen was palpable.
Computed tomography scans were requested by the trauma team leader and were performed on a 128-slice scanner (Siemens SOMATOM definition flash 2010, Munich Germany), acquiring a routine contrast-enhanced study (using non-ionic water-soluble contrast) of the abdomen and pelvis from the xiphisternum to the pubic symphysis.
WC was measured half way between the xiphisternum and the umbilicus at the point corresponding to the maximal abdominal protuberance.
Waist circumference (WC) was measured half way between the xiphisternum and the umbilicus at the point corresponding to the maximal abdominal protuberance.
On reevaluation, we noticed the same and we found that the anterior abdomen of baby 1 from xiphisternum to the site of umbilical cord insertion is continuous into the uterine cavity.
For recording respiratory movements, the skin over xiphisternum was secured with a thread and connected to a force displacement transducer.
However, in the current study, the single-port device, Quad Port (Unimax, China), was placed through a 3.5-cm incision 4 cm lateral to the midline in the left upper quadrant area between the xiphisternum and the umbilicus.
The main sensor was placed in the midline just below the xiphisternum. Two standard electrocardiograph electrode pads (Shanghai Junkang Medical Equipment Co., Ltd, Shanghai, China) were fixed respectively horizontally onto the left and middle, respectively, of first pair of teats, approximately 13 to 15 cm away from each other.
can extend up towards the xiphisternum and down towards the symphysis