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neck

 [nek]
1. the constricted part connecting the head with the trunk of the body.
2. the constricted part of an organ or other structure; called also cervix and collum.
anatomic neck of humerus the constriction of the humerus just below its proximal articular surface.
bladder neck a constricted portion of the urinary bladder where its inferolateral surfaces meet at the opening of the urethra.
neck of femur the heavy column of bone connecting the head of the femur and the shaft.
Madelung's neck diffuse symmetrical lipomas of the neck.
neck of spermatozoon a short portion of the tail of a spermatozoon immediately posterior to the head, aterior to the middle piece. See illustration at spermatozoon.
surgical neck of humerus the constricted part of the humerus just below the tuberosities.
neck of tooth the narrowed part of a tooth between the crown and the root; called also cervix dentis and collum dentis.
uterine neck (neck of uterus) cervix uteri.
webbed neck a thick skin fold on the side of the neck, from the mastoid region to the acromion. Called also pterygium colli.
wry neck torticollis.

neck of fe·mur

[TA]
a short, constricted, strong bar projecting at an obtuse angle (about 125°) from the upper end of the shaft of the thigh bone and supporting its head.

neck of femur

Etymology: AS, hnecca + L, femur, thigh
the part of the long bone of the thigh between the head and the greater and lesser trochanters.

neck of fe·mur

(nek fēmŭr) [TA]
A short narrow section of bone at the proximal end of the femur, connecting the head to the shaft
Synonym(s): collum femoris [TA] , collum ossis femoris, neck of thigh bone
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Demographic characteristics, osteoporortic risk factors, lumbar vertebrae and femur neck T scores were recorded.
Skeletal shapes also can vary tremendously, from outwardly visible differences (for example, varus/valgus deformation of the leg) to subtle differences in their shape (such as femur neck angle or femur head diameter).
After removing and erasuring the articular cartilage from the dogs in group II and III, two cross canals in the bases of the femur neck were made in order to fix the zenograft and to also prevent its dislocation.
By promoting angiogenesis and intensive revascularization of the femur neck, electromagnetic osteosti repeated stimulation "on demand" is possible over the lifetime of the implantmulation which restores the vitality of existing bone stock, and prolongs the life of the implant.
Consequently, the present use of a realistic CT femur model provides important evidence of the stress level at the femur neck and is an appropriate method for evaluating the efficacy of MVDMVF for BMD improvement.
Despite their proximity to each other, femur neck and intertrochanteric fractures require different types of surgery.
The researchers followed 125 girls from prepuberty to pubertal maturity, assessing BMD using dual x-ray absorptiometry at both fractured and nonfractured sites including the ultradistal radius, proximal radius, femur trochanter, lumbar spine, femur neck, and femur diaphysis.
Femur neck categories were defined as normal BMD being > 0.