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cephalic

 [sĕ-fal´ik]
pertaining to the head, or to the head end of the body.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cra·ni·al

(krā'nē-ăl),
1. Relating to the cranium or head.
See also: cephalad. Synonym(s): cranialis [TA], cephalic
2. Synonym(s): superior (1)
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cephalic

(sə-făl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the head.
2. Located on, in, or near the head.

ce·phal′i·cal·ly adv.
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cra·ni·al

(krā'nē-ăl)
1. Relating to the cranium or head.
Synonym(s): cephalic.
2. Synonym(s): superior (2) . See also: cephalad
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cephalic

Relating to the head or in the direction of the head.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

cephalic

pertaining to the head.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

cra·ni·al

(krā'nē-ăl)
Relating to the cranium or head.
See also: cephalad
Synonym(s): cephalic.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about cephalic

Q. I need help with a delicate topic. My neice was diagnoised with Cranial Transannular Where he forehead was once as normal, now it has a forming point in the center to make it look as though her skull is shrinking inward. Please anyone help with any information you may have

A. your question troubled me... from what i know of bone development - what you say can very much happen but i never heard of a case like that.and i looked a bit about maybe some information about it, but i'm pretty sure that the name you gave is not the disease that she has, it's just a description. Cranial means skull, Trans means cross over and Annular means ring. but if you'll find the right name, or if it is really the real name, here is a bit of places you might find information-

http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec05.html

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bonediseases.html

Q. Is there any problem, if an arachnoid cyst ,2cmx1.5cm size, rostral to cerebellar region left untreated? symptoms: repeated headaches, twitching of muscles, tiredness

A. An arachnoid cyst that leads to symptoms usually needs treatment. Mild symptoms as you suggested are ok to left untreated however gradual onset of new symptoms may arise such as seizures, paralysis and other complications, therefore once symptoms occur one should consider treatment.

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SD--Standard Deviation, calculated for maximum head length (MHL), maximum head breadth (MHB) and Cephalic Index (CI).
The Simpson forceps, with its shallow and longer cephalic curve, accommodates significant fetal head molding and is a good forceps choice in this situation.
This study consisted of a macroscopic observation of the cephalic pores aided by a binocular magnifying glass, recording the form and quantities of the pores in the different regions of the head (Fig.
by the size of the spicules (110 [micro]m), the genital papillae arrangement (11 lateral; the median rows with 8 preanal and 9 postanal) the small amphids situated behind the cephalic papillae and thin at the beginning.
The new species belongs to the genus Meunieriella in possessing most of the diagnostic characters, especially the male sixth through eighth abdominal segments completely retractable within anterior part of abdomen, gonocoxite, and gonostylus of male terminalia extremely prolonged and narrow; elongated and protractible ovipositor, cercus with simple setae; pupal antennal horn with upper and lower spines, upper and lower frontal horn absent, upper cephalic margin thickened laterally; prothoracic spiracle and cephalic papillae long.
Some fetuses will spontaneously turn to a cephalic position before birth, while others can be rotated using the ECV procedure.
cephalic pregnancy, [greater than or equal to]37 weeks gestation in spontaneous labor
However, as a cephalic phase response is not related to absorption of nutrients through the gastrointestinal tract during a carbohydrate mouth rinse, but as a consequence of oral carbohydrate recognition, the insulin response may occur less than 10 min after stimulation (Just et al., 2008).
zeteki (Figure 1), in having long cephalic and caudal waxy tufts, with the caudal tuft being longer than the cephalic tuft, and with the more caudal lateral waxy filaments longer than the rest of the marginal filaments (Hempel, 1900, 1918; Kondo et al., 2016).
During routine gross anatomy dissection of the neck, we observed a rare case of variation of the termination of the cephalic vein in both right and left upper limbs, of a male cadaver.
Upper arm AVF, especially brachiocephalic fistulas (BCF), have a number of long term complications, including higher flow rates and greater incidence of cephalic arch stenosis (CAS), compared with lower arm AVF [4, 5].