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caput

 [kap´ut] (pl. cap´ita) (L.)
anatomical terminology for the expanded or chief extremity of an organ or part.
caput medu´sae the dilated cutaneous veins around the umbilicus, seen mainly in the newborn and in patients suffering from cirrhosis of the liver.
caput succeda´neum localized edema, congestion, and petechiae on the fetal and newborn scalp (presenting part), crossing the suture lines.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

head

(hed), [TA]
1. The upper or anterior extremity of the animal body, containing the brain and the organs of sight, hearing, taste, and smell.
2. The upper, anterior, or larger extremity, expanded or rounded, of any body, organ, or other anatomic structure.
3. The rounded extremity of a bone.
4. That end of a muscle that is attached to the less movable part of the skeleton.
Synonym(s): caput [TA]
[A.S. heāfod]
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ca·put

, pl. capita (kap'ŭt, -i-tă) [TA]
1. Head: the superior extremity of the human body, comprising the cranium and face, and containing the brain and organs of sight, hearing, taste, and smell.
2. The superior, anterior, or larger extremity, expanded or rounded, of any body, organ, or other anatomic structure.
3. The rounded extremity of a bone.
4. The end of a muscle that is attached to the less movable part of the skeleton.
[L.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

caput

(kop′ut″, ′ŭt, kap′ŭt) (kop′ĭ-ta″, kap′ĭt-a) plural.capita [L. caput, the head]
1. The head.
2. The chief extremity of an organ.
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CAPUT MEDUSAE: Prominent superficial abdominal veins seen on a patient with cirrhosis and portal hypertension.

caput medusae

A plexus of dilated veins around the umbilicus, seen in patients with portal hypertension (usually as a result of cirrhosis of the liver). It may be seen in newborns.
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caput succedaneum

Diffuse edema of the fetal scalp that crosses the suture lines. Head compression against the cervix impedes venous return, forcing serum into the interstitial tissues. The swelling reabsorbs within 1 to 3 days.
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caput

1. A head.
2. An abbreviation for CAPUT SUCCEDANIUM.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

head

(hed)
1. [TA] Upper or anterior extremity of animal body, containing brain and organs of sight, hearing, taste, and smell.
2. [TA] Upper, anterior, or larger extremity, expanded or rounded, of any body, organ, or other anatomic structure.
3. Rounded extremity of a bone.
Synonym(s): caput.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about caput

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Q. Why do they think that the pain is all in my head? Is there any chance which may wrongfully lead doctor to conclude that our symptoms are of a psychological nature? Why do they think that the pain is all in my head?

A. It may happen very rarely and if he is new to his profession. It doesn’t mean that all those are new to their profession does these mistakes. Doctors cannot "see" and may not understand the sources of your pain or fatigue. However, what they do observe is your anxiety and frustration with having to deal with these symptoms around-the-clock, which may wrongfully lead them to conclude that your symptoms are of a psychological nature. Also, the old school of thought regarding pain is that it is produced by tissue injury, and there is no obvious source of tissue injury in patients with fibromyalgia. Regardless, if your doctor does not believe that your symptoms are real, you owe it to yourself to find another doctor who believes in you and will work with you to help reduce your symptoms.

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(27.) For a detailed analysis of the lyrics of "Macht kaputt was euch kaputt macht' see Werner Faulstich, Zwischen Glitter und Punk.
corrupt musical life under capitalism, with all its accompanying symptoms, and including also those individuals of pluralistic existence who think differently and do things differently) is reflected as in a mirror image, where the ugly itself represents the artistic; where 'shattering of the material' is always to be practiced and celebrated; and where, after Auschwitz, nothing more can be articulated or depicted because everything is so worn out and totally lousy - everything's been said, kaputt, kaputt!
Following the way paved by Kundera, in this essay I argue that Malaparte's works such as Kaputt and La pelle insightfully signal the tremendous epistemological shift that occurred in the West during the first half of the 20th century and culminated with WWII.
Goethe, Francesco Mastriani, il Fucini di Napoli a occhio nudo, anche il Malaparte dell'ultimo capitolo di Kaputt e de La pelle, fino alla Ortese del Mare non bagna Napoli, entrano nella spirale della pieta disegnata da Striano nel mostrare, senza compiacimento, un angolo della Napoli del sottosuolo; non quella misteriosa e turistica visitata nei divertiti e oziosi tour dai viaggiatori di ieri e dalle masse militarizzate di oggi, ma la purulenta realta di Santa Teresella o dei fondaci della Marina.
PEPPERMINTPATTI'S slot at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, tomorrow features Party Weirdo, Kaputt and The School.
Wesentlich problematischer ist die Lage bei den Wortern katki 'entzwei', kinni 'geschlossen', lahti 'offen', lohki 'kaputt', pusti 'aufrecht', viltu 'schief' und vahe 'wenig'.
"Kaputt Mundi," producers, Marco Risi, Maurizio Tedesco; director, Marco Risi; cast, Monica Bellucci, Francesca d'Aloja, Alessandro Haber.
Other notable Neorealist works include Kaputt (1944) and La pelle (1949; The Skin) by Curzio Malaparte; Uomini e no (1945; Men and Not Men) by Vittorini; Cristo si e fermato a Eboli (1945; Christ Stopped at Eboli) by Levi; Giorno dopo giorno (1947; "Day After Day") by Quasimado; Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno (1947; The Path to the Nest of Spiders) by Calvino; and Il taglio del bosco (1955; "Timber Cutting") and La ragazza di Bube (1960; Bebo's Girl) by Cassola.
More rigorous copy-editing should remove more or less petty lapses such as "theoricians" (29), The Translation Study Reader (for Studies 55n8 and 10), "eclectism" (33), "Guido Relations" (for "Guido's Relations" 31), "piovono" for Montale's hapax "piovorno" (86), and the omission from the Ladino translation of Arsenio of the words "che ti scampi / dal finire il tuo viaggio" (87), "Caput" (for "kaputt" 115), Sidney (for Sydney 119).