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cephalic

 [sĕ-fal´ik]
pertaining to the head, or to the head end of the body.

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)

cephalic

/ce·phal·ic/ (sĕ-fal´ik) pertaining to the head, or to the head end of the body.

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.

cephalic

[sifal′ik]
pertaining to the head.

cra·ni·al

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

cephalic

Relating to the head or in the direction of the head.

cephalic

pertaining to the head.

cephalic (s·faˑ·lik),

adj 1. pertaining to the head.
n 2. in aromatherapy, a substance that stimulates the mind and clears it.

cra·ni·al

(krā'nē-ăl)
Relating to the cranium or head.
See also: cephalad
Synonym(s): cephalic.

cephalic

pertaining to the head, or to the head end of the body.

cephalic index
the width of the skull divided by the length. Sometimes expressed as 100 times the breadth divided by the length.
cephalic vein
the vein on the cranial aspect of the forearm of most domestic mammals; much favored for intravenous injection in dogs; see Table 15.

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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This has resulted in resurgence of external cephalic version as an effective maneuver, which can result in significant reduction in cesarean section rate.
Measurements relative to each cell of the reference grid were grouped by cephalic index and sex and descriptive statistics were calculated for each group.
Prospective randomized comparison of the safety and effectiveness of placement of endocardial pacemaker and defibrillator leads using the extrathoracic subclavian vein guided by contrast venography versus the cephalic approach.
Among the many factors development of kink in the cephalic vein at the site of the anastomosis is one such factor resulting in reduced flow and failure of the anastomosis.
As with the findings of Koike (1978) in Haliotis tuberculata, cephalic tentacles, foot, and operculum appearance were noticed in posttorsional veligers in H.
Other studies have demonstrated that cephalic posture directly influences the diameter of the pharyngeal airway [7], generates changes in cervical muscle tension [8], and can affect respiratory support and voice quality [5]; a correlation has been reported between the cranio-cervical posture pattern and the abovementioned factors.
The repeated administration of the dose of local anesthetic can favor its cephalic spread.
The study of cephalic index in living subjects in Gujarat region.
Finally, cephalic and caudal end vertebrae selection was evaluated using the percentage of agreement between observers.
Cephalic femora with distal five-eigths very slender discoidal spines three in number, cephalic tibiae abbreviate no at third as long as the femora, in addition to the claw with an internal and external two distal spines.
Cephalic sensorial pores in galaxiid fishes from Chile (Osmeriformes: Galaxiidae)