median atlantoaxial joint(redirected from Cruveilhier joint)
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me·di·an at·lan·to·ax·i·al joint[TA]
a pivot synovial joint between the dens of the axis and the ring formed by the anterior arch and the transverse ligament of the atlas.
median atlantoaxial joint
one of three points of articulation of the atlas and the axis. The median atlantoaxial joint is a pivot articulation among the dens, the axis, and the ring of the atlas and involves five ligaments. It allows rotation of the axis and the skull, the extent of rotation limited by the alar ligaments.
Cruveilhier,Jean, French pathologist and anatomist, 1791-1874.
Cruveilhier disease - Synonym(s): Lou Gehrig disease
Cruveilhier fascia - Synonym(s): superficial fascia of perineum
Cruveilhier fossa - a longitudinal hollow on the posterior surface of the superior portion (root) of the medial pterygoid plate. Synonym(s): fossa navicularis Cruveilhier; scaphoid fossa
Cruveilhier joint - a pivot synovial joint between the dens of the axis and the ring formed by the anterior arch and the transverse ligament of the atlas. Synonym(s): median atlantoaxial joint
Cruveilhier ligaments - the counterparts in the foot of the palmar ligaments in the hand. Synonym(s): plantar ligaments
Cruveilhier palsy - Synonym(s): Lou Gehrig disease
Cruveilhier plexus - a nerve plexus formed by communications between the dorsal primary rami of the first three cervical nerves.
Cruveilhier sign - palpable groin swelling noted when patient coughs.
Cruveilhier-Baumgarten disease - Synonym(s): Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome
Cruveilhier-Baumgarten murmur - a venous murmur heard over collateral veins, connecting portal and caval venous systems, on the abdominal wall.
Cruveilhier-Baumgarten sign - a murmur over the umbilicus often in the presence of caput medusae.
Cruveilhier-Baumgarten syndrome - cirrhosis of the liver with patent umbilical or paraumbilical veins and varicose periumbilical veins (caput medusae). Synonym(s): Cruveilhier-Baumgarten disease
fossa navicularis Cruveilhier - Synonym(s): Cruveilhier fossa