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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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An X-ray revealed that he had broken his left hip and had fractured his left femur neck.
A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry scan revealed osteopenia (Left femur neck T score: -1.
The outcome of Austin-Moore prosthesis for fracture of the femur neck, Am J Orthop 1997;26:681-4.
In women, the dietary intake of VE was significantly and positively associated with BMD at the lumbar spine, total hip, intertrochanter and femur neck sites after adjusting for covariates (Ptrend: 0-001-0-017).
The femur neck making an angle with the long axis of shaft, known as neck shaft angle, femoral carrying angle, angle of inclination, cervico-diaphyseal angle and collo-diaphyseal angle.
Bone mineral densities and T scores of L2-L4 vertebra and femur neck were 1.
Contract notice: Purchase and delivery of hip, knee prostheses, and implants intramedullary nailing of the femur neck zespalajacych for the provincial hospital in lomza.
The DXA analysis on Lunar type device repeated in April 2013 verified the reduction of T score value and BMD measured in the femur neck (Table 1).
Demographic characteristics, osteoporortic risk factors, lumbar vertebrae and femur neck T scores were recorded.
Table 1 shows analysis of the BMD, lombar spinal BMD, femur neck BMD, CD4+ cell count, CD4+ cell count nadir and HIV RNA level ([log.