midaxillary line


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mid·ax·il·lar·y line

[TA]
a vertical line intersecting a point midway between the anterior and posterior axillary folds or lines.

midaxillary line

[midak′siler′ē]
an imaginary vertical line that passes midway between the anterior and posterior axillary folds.

mid·ax·il·lar·y line

(mid-ak'si-lar-ē līn) [TA]
An imaginary division halfway between the anterior axillary line and the posterior axillary line, passing through the apex of the axilla.
Synonym(s): median axillary line [TA] .
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For testing, 100 mA was used and individual intercostal spaces were tested on the midaxillary line and at dorsal and ventral locations from the line.
A pneumothorax is generally treated with a chest drain placed in the fourth or fifth intercostal space, just anterior to the midaxillary line (ATLS 2004).
The suprailiac skinfold was measured in the midaxillary line following the natural cleavage of skin.
Begin palpation in the axilla and continue in a straight line down the midaxillary line to the bra line.
After identification of the transversus plane between internal oblique and trasversus abdominis muscles, the probe is moved postero-laterally to lie across the midaxillary line just superior to the iliac crest (over the triangle of Petit).
The suprailiac skinfold was pinched at 2-3 cm above the iliac crest on the lateral side and midaxillary line.
Ascites was present and was measured at 20 inches from midaxillary line to midaxillary line through the umbilicus with patient in a supine position.
The horizontal fissure is reported to pass from the oblique fissure at the level of midaxillary line to the anterior border of the lung at the level of sternal end of fourth costal cartilage (Standring).
23) Findings on physical examination suggestive of multiple osteoporotic vertebral body compression fractures * Rib-pelvis distance: < 2 finger-breadths between the inferior margin of the ribs and the superior surface of the pelvis in the midaxillary line * Self-report of humped back * Tooth count less than 20 teeth * Wall-occiput distance: inability to touch occiput to the wall when standing with back and heels to the wall * Weight less than 51 kg (women) Green AD, et al.
Central adiposity was measured using a cloth tape in inches with the waist measured horizontally midpoint between the highest point of the illiac crest and the lowest part of the costal margin in the midaxillary line.