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nu·chal

(nū'kăl),
Relating to the nucha.

nuchal

adjective Referring to the neck.

nu·chal

(nū'kăl)
Relating to the nucha.

nuchal (nyōōˑ·kl),

adj pertaining to the posterior or nape of the neck.

nuchal

pertaining to the top of the neck.

nuchal crest
see nuchal crest.
nuchal disease
fistulous withers and poll evil.
nuchal ligament
a powerful elastic apparatus that serves to support the head without muscular effort. It joins either the occipital bone or the axis to the dorsal thoracic spines (withers in the horse) and is continuous with the thoracolumbar part of the supraspinous ligament. The dorsal, rope-like funicular part is connected by the lamellar part to the spinous processes of the cervical vertebrae. In some species the lamellar part consists of two independent sheets closely applied to each other; in others it is absent.
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Nuchal translucency as a method of first-trimester screening for aneuploidy.
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Nuchal rigidity, Kernig and Brudzinski signs were positive.
Reflecting advances in medical technology and new clinical knowledge since publication of the 1996 edition, the new edition includes updates of the original protocols plus the addition of new protocols on topics such as vaginal birth after Cesarean delivery and West Nile virus; increased coverage of intrauterine growth restriction, pre-eclampsia, teratology, and genetics; and new chapters on Doppler ultrasound, nuchal translucency, and AIDS in pregnancy.