midaxillary line


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mid·ax·il·lar·y line

[TA]
a vertical line intersecting a point midway between the anterior and posterior axillary folds or lines.

midaxillary line

[midak′siler′ē]
an imaginary vertical line that passes midway between the anterior and posterior axillary folds.

mid·ax·il·lar·y line

(mid-ak'si-lar-ē līn) [TA]
An imaginary division halfway between the anterior axillary line and the posterior axillary line, passing through the apex of the axilla.
Synonym(s): median axillary line [TA] .
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For testing, 100 mA was used and individual intercostal spaces were tested on the midaxillary line and at dorsal and ventral locations from the line.
The first location tested with four bilateral sets of the bipolar electrodes was along the midaxillary line from 1 cm caudal to the 13th rib to the 7th rib interspace.
With the line of electrodes 4 cm dorsal to the midaxillary line and a line along the rostral side of the costal margin, abdominal pressures >90 cm [H.
With no improvement of her symptoms, a 28F chest tube was inserted in the midaxillary line, fourth intercostal space and attached to water seal suction.
The nodules were located on the chest wall and left midaxillary line.
Two more trocars were then placed, one in the anterior axillary line at the 3rd to 4th intercostal space and the other in the midaxillary line at the 6th or 7th intercostal space.