cephalocaudal

ceph·a·lo·cau·dal

(sef'ă-lō-kaw'dăl),
Relating to both head and tail, that is, to the long axis of the body.
[cephalo- + L. cauda, tail]

cephalocaudal

[sef′əlōkô′dəl]
Etymology: Gk, kephale + L, cauda, tail
pertaining to the long axis of the body, or the relationship between the head and the base of the spine. Also called cephalocercal [sef′əlōsur′kəl] .
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The average adult spleen measures 10-11 cm in length and the maximum cephalocaudal measurement exceeding 13 cm indicates splenic enlargement.
Characteristic clinical features include cephalocaudal spread, keratotic follicular papules, well-demarcated orange/red plaques, fine scale, islands of sparing, erythroderma, and palmoplantar keratoderma.
This included the presence of prominent islands of sparing, the red-to-salmon scaling patches with follicular papules, the waxy erythema of her palms, and the cephalocaudal progression of her rash.
At the 3-4th of development, as a result of cephalocaudal and lateral foldings of the embryo, a portion of the endoderm-lined yolc sac cavity is incorporated in the embryo to from the primitive gut.
1]), the cephalocaudal length and abdominal circumference were measured (cm) and the animals were sacrificed by exsanguination through cardiac puncture of the right ventricle.
After reaching the epidural region, electrode (s) are moved forward unilaterally or bilaterally in the cephalocaudal direction under the control of scope until S2, 3, or 4 level is reached.
The arterial phase scan was trigged by the Bolus-Tracking program (Trigger Bolus Software; Philips, Best, The Netherlands) after administering the contrast agent and performed in a cephalocaudal direction.
4-9, 38, 39) In a study of 20 cadavers, Nakagawa reported that cervical cephalocaudal stresses may be due to the parallel orientation of elastin fibers in the dura and concluded its function was to resist hyperextension and compressive infolding of the dura.
It spreads in cephalocaudal pattern to involve the face, trunk and limbs over the next few days.
6) For this study, the following were designated the 'classic dermatological measles syndrome': Koplik's spots, other typical oral manifestations (stomatitis), conjunctivitis, and a morbilliform rash with cephalocaudal spread.