The pelvis much resembles that of the kiwis.
The pelvis has large epipubic or "marsupial" bones.
The pelvis is imperfectly known.
(3) Pelvic, all those which are fused with the iliac portion of the pelvis, generally a considerable number.
It is in most instances traceable to exposure to cold or damp, to overuse of the limbs in walking, &c. Any source of pressure upon the nerve within the pelvis, such as may be produced by a tumour or even by constipation of the bowels, may excite an attack of sciatica.
The vestiges of the pelvis are reduced to a single bone on each side, and there are no traces of limbs.
It is with the proboscidean suborder of the Ungulata to which the Sirenia are most nearly related; the nature of this relationship being described by Dr Andrews as follows: " In the first place, the occurrence of the most primitive Sirenians with which we are acquainted in the same region as the most generalized proboscidean, Moeritherium, is in favour of such a view, and this is further supported by the similarity of the brain-structure and, to some extent, of the pelvis in the earliest-known members of the two groups.
The uterus or womb is a pear-shaped, very thick-walled, muscular bag, lying in the pelvis between the bladder and rectum.
13), consisting of the sacrum (already described) and the pelvic arch, namely ilium, ischium and pubis, it follows that only birds and mammals possess a pelvis proper, whilst such is entirely absent in the Amphibia and in reptiles with the exception of some of the Dinosaurs.
The ischiadic portion consists generally of five or six nerves, which leave the pelvis as one thick system through the ilio-ischiadic foramen.
(4) Soda tartarata (Rochelle salt), a tartrate of sodium and potassium, from which is made pelvis sodae tartaratae effervescens, known as Seidlitz powder.
- Coronal Section through the Pelvis, showing the relations of the bladder above, prostate and bulb below.
The pelvis has large ischia and pubes, with a long and usually bony symphysis.
iv.), and the pelvis and another femur (vii.
Man differs from them in the absence of a hairy coat; in the development of a large lobule to the external ear; in his fully erect attitude; in his flattened foot with the non-opposable great toe; in the straight limb-bones; in the wider pelvis; in the marked sigmoid flexure of his spine; in the perfection of the muscular movements of the arm; in the delicacy of hand; in the smallness of the canine teeth and other dental peculiarities; in the development of a chin; and in the small size of his jaws compared to the relatively great size of the cranium.
It affects the great sciatic nerve which emerges from the pelvis and runs down the leg to the foot.
To it contributes the balance of the skull on the cervical vertebrae, while the human form of the pelvis provides the necessary support to the intestines in the standing attitude.
Proportions of the limbs, compared in length with the trunk, have been claimed as constituting peculiarities of African and American races; and other anatomical points, such as the conformation of the pelvis, have speciality.
All Boidae possess vestiges of pelvis and hind limbs, appearing externally as claw-like spurs on each side of the vent, but they are so small that they are practically without function in climbing.
Malformations of the pelvis, accidental injuries and the diseases and displacements to which the uterus is liable, on the one hand; and, on the other, various morbid conditions of the ovum or placenta leading to the death of the foetus, are among the direct local causes.
As to the vertebral column and pelvis, the lower apes differ from the gorilla as much as, or more than, it differs from man.
configuration of the palate, precoracoid, pelvis, intestinal convolutions, copulatory organ, &c. Loss of the keel is co-ordinated with the power of using the forelimbs for locomotion; although a " Ratite " character, it is not sufficient to turn a Notornis, Cnemiornis or Stringops, not even a Phororhacos into a member of the Ratitae.
pelvis on either side of the uterus.
Four days in Prague once the fractured pelvis had knitted together.
Kirsten's son's scan showed several ' soft markers ' for Downs, including a dilated renal pelvis.
Obviously the soft parts would be more effected by repeated pregnancies than the bony pelvis.
These are also helpful for cats with a broken pelvis.
The adult female pelvis is shaped to allow childbirth.
There was a chair... the seat was a human pelvis, the legs human legs - on human feet.
pelvis level slide sideways.
pelvis injury, Sergeant Forrest was unhurt.
pelvis problem, a double hernia and an ankle injury that restricted him to 16 starts.
It is most likely that all of the remains, excepting the cattle pelvis from context 145, represent comparatively recent farmers ' losses.
He was too big to pass easily through his mother's pelvis.
pelvis in the upright neutral position.
divide the peritoneum on the right side of the mesentery which you have raised and continue this into the pelvis.
retrograde pyelography revealed an irregular filling defect in the right renal pelvis.
Females who suffered from a distorted pelvis as a result of childhood rickets often experienced very difficult and sometimes fatal births.
Below the lumbar section is the diamond-shaped sacrum which locks like a keystone into the pelvis.
A small sandbag behind the lumbar spine aids vision within the pelvis.
shoulder girdle must be rotated to the left in relation to the pelvis.
Backlife recreates a therapist's touch, gently rotating the legs, lifting the pelvis and aligning the spine.
ultrasound scans A ultrasound scan of the pelvis may be requested and an appointment is usually arranged at later date in the radiology dept.
plain X-rays of the pelvis were also normal at the time of follow up.
These true sacrals alone are connected with the ilium by processes which are really equivalent to modified ribs; but the pelvis of birds extends considerably farther forwards and backwards, gradually coming into contact with other vertebrae, which in various ways send out connecting transverse processes or buttresses, and thus become preand post-sacral vertebrae (fig.
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Of the muscles of the stem or axis, those of the neck and tail are well-developed and specialized, while those of the lower back are more or less reduced, or even completely degenerated owing to the rigidity of this region, brought about by the great antero-posterior extent of the pelvis.
Vestiges of the pelvis and hind-limbs are small, but they terminate in claw-like spurs which protrude FIG.
But the most important fact is that ammonium benzoate is largely used - often in combination with urinary anodynes such as tincture of hyoscyamus - as a urinary antiseptic in cases of cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) and pyelitis (inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney).
In general structure they all closely resemble human beings, as in the absence of tails; in their semi-erect position (resting on finger-tips or knuckles); in the shape of vertebral column, sternum and pelvis; in the adaptation of the arms for turning the palm uppermost at will; in the possession of a long vermiform appendix to the short caecum of the intestine; in the size of the cerebral hemispheres and the complexity of their convolutions.
Retrograde pyelography revealed an irregular filling defect in the right renal pelvis.
If the left is more visible than the right, the shoulder girdle must be rotated to the left in relation to the pelvis.
Backlife recreates a therapist 's touch, gently rotating the legs, lifting the pelvis and aligning the spine.
Ultrasound scans A ultrasound scan of the pelvis may be requested and an appointment is usually arranged at later date in the radiology dept.
Plain x-rays of the pelvis were also normal at the time of follow up.
Designed to be affordable, this chair features the patented PostureFit, which supports the way your pelvis tilts naturally forward, keeping your spine naturally aligned, whether you're leaning back or forward.
The 17 year old boy died as a result of his injuries when Garrison's SUV struck a tree and one of the 15 year old female passengers suffered a broken pelvis and arm.
To facilitate this, tip the top of your pelvis forward a bit.
Check to ensure that the pad of the waistbelt is in proper position, right where the hip and pelvis meet.
Diagnosis of NF-1 will be confirmed by manipulation of the skin to reveal moveable, small, solid lumps (nodules) and the presence of coffee-colored spots on the skin of the trunk and pelvis.
Clusters of lymph nodes are found in the neck, underarm, pelvis, abdomen, and chest.
A slowing of labor or any indication of difficulty in the body passing through the pelvis should be an indication that it is safer to consider a cesarean section.
The vacuum extractor is less likely to injure the mother than forceps, and it allows more space for the baby to pass through the pelvis.
Tubule-Tissues and cells associated with the structures that connect the renal pelvis to the glomeruli.
Dystocia-Failure to progress in labor, either because the cervix will not dilate (expand) further or because the head does not descend through the mother's pelvis after full dilation of the cervix.
Other symptoms: A small percentage of boys with FMF develop painful inflammation around the testes, while girls may experience episodes of inflammation in the pelvis.
When the baby's head is too large to fit through the pelvis, the condition is called cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD).
The baby is often in a transverse position in this case, which means it is lying horizontally across the pelvis.
Cephalopelvic disproportion-The condition in which the baby's head is too large to fit through the mother's pelvis.
If the head fits through the mother's pelvis, then the rest of the fetus's body should slip out fairly easily.
If the fetus is born bottom first, it is possible that the body will fit through the mother's pelvis, but the baby's head will get stuck at the level of the chin.
Incomplete breech-Also called a footling breech, in this position the baby has one or both feet down towards the pelvis so that his leg(s) are poised to deliver first.
If the lower limbs or pelvis are fractured, pain and resistance to movement usually accompany the injury causing difficulty with weight bearing.
Upper body control is developed next, followed by the hips, pelvis, and legs.
Catheters and ports also may be placed in the chest cavity, abdomen, bladder, or pelvis (intracavitary or IC catheter), depending on the location of the cancer to be treated.
Other common abnormalities include elbow deformities, abnormally shaped pelvis bone (hip bone), and kidney (renal) disease.
Congenital hip dysplasia is a condition of abnormal development of the hip, resulting in hip joint instability and potential dislocation of the thigh bone from the socket in the pelvis.
Acetabulum-The large cup-shaped cavity at the junction of pelvis and femur (thigh bone).
The pelvic tilt is another popular yoga position, in which the woman lies on her back with knees bent and then lifts the pelvis and buttocks.
Cancellous bone, whose porous structure with small cavities resembles sponge, predominates in the pelvis and the 33 vertebrae from the neck to the tailbone.
The forward and back shimmy requires the dancer to rock the pelvis forward and back, with an emphasis on the backward motion.
Yoga opens the chest and pelvis, improves circulation, and reduces the body tension that may be leading to that run down, tired feeling so many pregnant women suffer from.
What will normally cue her at first that something is wrong is she might feel sharp pains in either the pelvis or abdomen that does not go away.
A woman has two ovaries, one on each side in her pelvis.
So the midwife helped me onto a birthing stool and was able to determine the problem and guide baby through the pelvis.
A few days or weeks before labor begins, the baby settles down into your pelvis with his/her head pointing downward.
One symptom of tubal pregnancy is pain or cramping on one side of the pelvis.
These women feel a sharp or crampy pain, called mittleschmerz, on one side of the pelvis around the time that an egg is released.
The combination of increased blood flow to the pelvis, lower blood pressure, and decreased blood sugar make the pregnant woman feel more tired than usual.
Lastly, the baby often 'drops' into the pelvis in the weeks preceding birth; if you suddenly feel you can breath easier or feel increased pressure on your pelvis, this is likely because the baby is getting into position for delivery.
The baby typically moves down into the pelvis before labor begins.
This severe bleeding can cause considerable aches and pains, generally located in the abdomen, pelvis, lower back, and in the shoulders.
Lightening occurs when the baby descends into the pelvis.
Birth defects or trauma to the pelvis may damage nerves or the structure needed to achieve an erection.
Dysmenorrhea - Implants located throughout the pelvis can lead to painful periods.
One theory is that of "retrograde menstruation," where small amounts of endometrial tissue go backward through the fallopian tubes and travel out into the pelvis and abdomen.
No matter what the doctor's suspicions, the only definitive diagnostic method is through actual inspection of the pelvis.
She suffered a crushed pelvis and other injuries, but the fact that she fought so hard to survive shows she's one strong woman.
Basically, this entails moving immediately into a position where the pelvis is tipped up, with legs up in the air, which can help nature do its work.
The key is to prepare the pose beforehand; fold up a towel (to be placed under the pelvis), and be near a wall or some other device against which you can rest your elevated legs.
Try to curve your back as much as possible higher up rather than in the lower back, and keep pelvis in grounded contact with the floor.
Straighten your spine from your pelvis all the way up to your neck; your head should neither be raised nor tucked in.
Both of these exercises should be performed while lying on your back - using your abdominal muscles to lift up the pelvis is called a tilt.
Lifting your bottom off of the floor to lift your pelvis completely is called a lift.
Your knees should sit level or just a little lower than the pelvis with your thighs parallel to the floor.
Your pelvis, shoulders, and ears should be lined up in a vertical line.
Your body's core actually includes muscles that stabilize your spine, pelvis and shoulders, enabling you to stand and walk.
To perform the exercise, contract your abs so that you press your lower back into the ground while decreasing the distance between your pelvis and ribcage.
Hold a dumbbell vertically at arms length in front of you at about pelvis level.
As you exhale, tilt your pelvis from the floor.
As you tighten your buttocks and abdomen, tilt the lower part of your pelvis off of the floor.
You should form a hollow bowl between your pelvis and lower back.
As you exhale, draw your belly in, tilt your pelvis and round your upper back, as if you were an angry cat.
Focusing on decreasing the distance between the pelvis and the ribcage, crunch together as you bend forward.
It connects the pelvis to the ribcage, creating a fairly long, continuous muscle.
Consciously use your abs to decrease the distance between your ribcage and your pelvis as you crunch.
Use all the muscles (including your abs) in your body to stabilize and hold yourself here, keeping your back straight and your pelvis tucked in.
Make sure to keep your pelvis and back stable and your knee facing straight ahead.
As you squeeze the ball with your inner legs, lift the lower pelvis off the floor.
As you exhale, draw your navel to your lift your head and shoulders, bringing your ribcage toward your pelvis.
Lift your lower pelvis as you simultaneously lift your upper body.
The legs are elevated as the pelvis is lifted from the floor.
To achieve this position, you will need to tighten your gluteal muscles and tilt your pelvis slightly forward.
Exhale and perform a reverse curl by tilting your pelvis and reaching your feet toward the ceiling.
Sit on the ball and walk backwards so that your pelvis, lower back, middle back and upper back are against the surface of the ball.
Keep your abdominals pulled in tight and your pelvis tucked forward throughout the motion.
Tuck in your pelvis and pull in your abdominal muscles.
Targeting the lower section will help pull your pelvis upwards toward your navel, giving you better posture and helping to control any lower tummy pouch.
Finally, the showcase muscle, the rectus abdominus, runs down your abdomen from your sternum to your pelvis.
Because you are working every part of your center of gravity, including your abdomen, you enhance your performance by preventing injury as your back, hips, legs, pelvis and abs all become stronger simultaneously.
Marsupials may be defined as viviparous (that is non-egglaying) mammals, in which the young are born in an imperfect condition, and almost immediately attached to the teats of the mammary glands; the latter being generally enclosed in a pouch, and the front edge of the pelvis being always furnished with epipubic or "marsupial" bones.
(4) Caudal, those which are not connected with the pelvis.
- Pelvis and caudal vertebrae of adult Fowl, side view, natural size.
Be that as it may, he declares that characters drawn from the sternum or the pelvis - hitherto deemed to be, next to the bones of the head, the most important portions of the bird's framework - are scarcely worth more, from a classificatory point of view, than characters drawn from the bill or the legs; while pterylological considerations, together with many others to which some systematists had attached more or less importance, can only assist, and apparently must never be taken to control, the force of evidence furnished by this bone of all bones - the anterior palatal.
2 The notion of the superiority of the palatal bones to all others for purposes of classification has pleased many persons, from the fact that these bones are not unfrequently retained in the dried skins of birds sent home by collectors in foreign countries, and are therefore available for study, while such bones as the sternum and pelvis are rarely preserved.
In such bipedal creatures the legs and pelvis became transformed to a condition similar to that of Dinosaurian reptiles.
In operations for diseases of the pelvis, ovarian dropsy, cancer of the uterus, and other grave diseases of the region, success has been stupendous.
The pelvis and hind-limbs are much more powerful than the fore-quarters; thereby enabling these animals, in all ' probability, to rear themselves on their hind-quarters, and thus pull down the branches of trees: if not, indeed, in some cases to bodily uproot the trees themselves.
No ectopterygoid pterygoid not extending to quadrate; no supratemporal or squamosal; prefrontal forming a suture with nasal; coronoid present; vestiges of pelvis present.
Maxillary vertical, loosely attached, toothed; mandible toothless; a single pair of pelvis bones: Typhlopidae.
There are no vestiges of hind-limbs or of the pelvis.
- Typical, often very large, snakes, which have vestiges of pelvis and hind-limbs, the latter appearing as claw-like spurs on each side of the vent.
No vestiges of limes or pelvis.
The pelvis and hind-limbs much resemble those of a running bird, such as those of an emu or the extinct moa; but the basal bones (metatarsals) of the three-toed foot remain separate throughout life, thus differing from those of the running birds, which are firmly fused together even in the young adult.
From each side of the uterus the peritoneum is reflected outward, as a two-layered sheet, to the side wall of the pelvis; this is the broad ligament, and between its layers lie several structures of importance.
It lies in the side wall of the pelvis with its long axis nearly vertical and having its blunt end (tubal pole) upward.
The vertebral column of the gorilla differs from that of man in its curvature and other characters, as also does the conformation of its narrow pelvis.
The ball is formed by the upper end of the femur, and the socket by part of the pelvis called the acetabulum.
Obstruction or rupture of the urinary tract distal to the renal pelvis will result in a post-renal azotemia.
develops buttock, hip, inner thigh and pelvis.
buttock bone the back of the leg extends and the pivot of the pelvis is triggered or deepened.
My pelvis suffered some damage from my first baby 1 year ago.
Will show dilatation of the renal pelvis suggesting reflux or obstruction.
Poor flexibility in the hip flexor muscles may lead to an anterior pelvic tilt, where the pelvis is tilted down to the front.
This large nerve exits the pelvis through the greater sciatic foramen to enter the gluteal region - more info.
gluteus medius causes the pelvis to dip downwards during the swing phase.
harness buckle should be as low as possible to keep the lap section positioned safely across the child's pelvis.
All three CR patients had the histology of endometrioid carcinoma with the tumors located in the pelvis.
lunge position, keeping your forward knee behind the forward ankle, lower your pelvis to the ground.
Eleven selected only bladder carcinomas, four included all neoplasms of the urinary tract and one selected carcinomas of the renal pelvis and ureter.
The sciatic nerve arises in the pelvis - more info.
This forward pelvic tilt also allows more internal rotation than happens when the pelvis is held in neutral alignment.
Value for runners: This exercise strengthens the integrative action of the muscles, which raise the thighs and stabilize the pelvis.
This happened when an English rider had suffered a fractured pelvis after being hit, and the driver responsible chased by another motorist.
The seat cushions are designed to keep the pelvis straight thus encouraging the spine to assume its natural S shape.
Steph Keenan was involved in a car accident whilst in Poland and suffered major injuries, including a broken pelvis.
Today she will have the pelvis of the cow.
By using the knees to stabilize the pelvis, muscles are relieved of their isometric tasks.
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