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said of an anatomical part that has fallen below its usual position.

dropped elbow
results from injury to the axillary and/or thoracodorsal nerves and paralysis of the flexors of the shoulder. Occurs in injuries to the brachial plexus or its roots, such as avulsion. See also radial paralysis.
dropped jaw
see mandibular neurapraxia.
dropped monkey muscle
separation of the triceps muscle from the scapula in a Greyhound.
dropped muscle
rupture of the gracilis muscle.
dropped sole
a lesion only in the horse. The horn of the sole becomes detached from its sensitive laminae and drops to the point where the concavity of the normal sole is flat. Can occur acutely due to edema of the part or because of acute laminitis, or chronically, usually due to recurrent minor episodes of laminitis.
dropped toe
rupture of the extensor tendons and dorsal elastic ligament of a toe in a dog; especially common in racing Greyhounds.
dropped udder
see mammary suspensory ligament rupture.
dropped wrist
ventriflexion and weakness of the hand in primates with severe demineralization because of dietary deficiency of vitamin D alone or in combination with calcium.

Patient discussion about dropped

Q. Can Jantoven cause hemoglobin to drop?

A. Yes. In that case, you may consider consulting a doctor, since it may result from bleeding that may necessitate treatment.

Q. can you take cough drops while your pregnant

A. there are many kinds of cough syrups/drops/pills. and all of them contains different materials, some have codeine in it and that is not a good choice during pregnancy. but the best thing to do is ask the pharmacist that sells the medicine. their job is to know those things. you can also read the pamphlet that comes with the medicine.

Q. what is the red line when your body temperature drops before you are getting hypothermia?

A. Hypothermia is a condition in which an organism's temperature drops below that required for normal metabolism and function. For people in stage 1 hypethermia, body temperature drops by 1-2°C below normal temperature (35-36°C). Mild to strong shivering occurs. In stage 2, body temperature drops by 2-4°C (35-33 degrees). Shivering becomes more violent. Muscle mis-coordination becomes apparent and movements are slow and labored and there is mild confusuin. In stage 3, body temperature drops below approximately 32 °C (89.6 °F). Shivering usually stops and there's difficulty speaking, sluggish thinking, and amnesia start to appear. Cellular metabolic processes shut down. This is life threatening.

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Entreating Herbert to tell me how he had come to my rescue - which at first he had flatly refused to do, but had insisted on my remaining quiet - I learnt that I had in my hurry dropped the letter, open, in our chambers, where he, coming home to bring with him Startop whom he had met in the street on his way to me, found it, very soon after I was gone.
Herbert got a large bottle of stuff for my arm, and by dint of having this stuff dropped over it all the night through, I was just able to bear its pain on the journey.
Redruth retreated from his place in the gallery and dropped into the boat, which we then brought round to the ship's counter, to be handier for Captain Smollett.
And the next moment he and the captain had dropped aboard of us, and we had shoved off and given way.
He had early dropped again into his dream of a grand invasion of Gaul with the whole strength of his kingdom at his back, and the afternoon had slipped away without his ever coming to himself again.
It also became a free publication delivered to four growing communities, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek; Scottsdale and Tempe dropped from delivery zone.
1 : to fall or let fall often by accident <I dropped my ice cream cone
Once they have dropped to the proper width and depth we want them to square up and read the quarterback's eyes.
The children's mean blood lead dropped concurrently.
Department of Commerce [USDOC], 2000), approximately 5 of every 100 students over the age of 16 who were enrolled in high school in any of the past 10 years dropped out prior to completing a high school program (U.
These units have a weight placed at the end of a nub or dart that is raised to a specific height and dropped on the secured sample.