Douglas line


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ar·cu·ate line of rec·tus sheath

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a crescentic line (not always clearly defined) that marks the lower limit of the posterior layer of the sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle.

Douglas line

A crescent-shaped line at the lower limit of the posterior sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle. It is sometimes indistinct.
See also: Douglas, James

Douglas,

James, Scottish anatomist in London, 1675-1742.
cavum douglasi - Synonym(s): Douglas cul-de-sac
Douglas abscess - suppuration in Douglas pouch.
Douglas cul-de-sac - a pocket formed by the deflection of the peritoneum from the rectum to the uterus. Synonym(s): cavum douglasi; Douglas pouch; rectouterine pouch
Douglas fold - a fold of peritoneum, containing the rectouterine muscle, forming the lateral boundary of the rectouterine (Douglas) pouch. Synonym(s): sacrouterine fold
Douglas line - a crescentic line that marks the lower limit of the posterior layer of the sheath of the rectus abdominis muscle. Synonym(s): arcuate line of rectus sheath
Douglas pouch - Synonym(s): Douglas cul-de-sac
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Under the proposal, parts of Goldthwaite Road and Hill Street, as well as Mendon Road from Quaker Street to the West River bridge, Douglas Road from Fletcher Street to the Douglas line, Church Street Extension from Plummer's Corner to Quaker Street, and Quaker Street from Church Street Extension to the Upton line would be fixed.
SUTTON - With deep snow cover and the cold, it was quiet yesterday on Manchaug Pond and at nearby Stevens Pond, near the Douglas line.
WEBSTER - The state has bought 240 acres off Route 16 at the Douglas line that had been approved for an 83-lot housing development.
police in Rhode Island, and was eventually stopped just over the Douglas line.
Harmon was chased by Burrillville police in Rhode Island, and eventually he was stopped just over the Douglas line, Chief Foley said.