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neck

 [nek]
1. the constricted part connecting the head with the trunk of the body.
2. the constricted part of an organ or other structure; called also cervix and collum.
anatomic neck of humerus the constriction of the humerus just below its proximal articular surface.
bladder neck a constricted portion of the urinary bladder where its inferolateral surfaces meet at the opening of the urethra.
neck of femur the heavy column of bone connecting the head of the femur and the shaft.
Madelung's neck diffuse symmetrical lipomas of the neck.
neck of spermatozoon a short portion of the tail of a spermatozoon immediately posterior to the head, aterior to the middle piece. See illustration at spermatozoon.
surgical neck of humerus the constricted part of the humerus just below the tuberosities.
neck of tooth the narrowed part of a tooth between the crown and the root; called also cervix dentis and collum dentis.
uterine neck (neck of uterus) cervix uteri.
webbed neck a thick skin fold on the side of the neck, from the mastoid region to the acromion. Called also pterygium colli.
wry neck torticollis.

neck

(nek), [TA]
1. Part of body by which the head is connected to the trunk, it extends from the base of the cranium to the top of the shoulders.
2. In anatomy, any constricted portion having a fancied resemblance to the neck of an animal.
3. The germinative portion of an adult tapeworm, that develops the segments or proglottids; the region of cestode segmentation behind the scolex.
Synonym(s): cervix (1) [TA], collum
[A.S. hnecca]

neck

(nĕk)
n.
1. The part of the body joining the head to the shoulders or trunk.
2. A narrow or constricted part of a structure, as of a bone or an organ, that joins its parts; a cervix.
3. The part of a tooth between the crown and the root.

neck

Anatomy
The cervical region of the body between the head and thorax.

Medspeak
Any constricted part of an elongated structure, as in the neck of an organ (e.g., uterine cervix).

neck

Medtalk Any constricted part of an elongated structure–eg, neck of an organ–eg, uterine cervix. See Bottleneck, Bull neck, Frog neck, Genetic bottleneck, Gooseneck, Microscopist's neck, Swan neck, Webbed neck, Wryneck.

neck

(nek)
1. Part of body by which the head is connected to the trunk: it extends from the base of the cranium to the top of the shoulders.
2. In anatomy, any constricted portion having a supposed resemblance to the neck of an animal.
3. The germinative portion of an adult tapeworm that develops the segments or proglottids; the region of cestode segmentation behind the scolex.
Synonym(s): cervix (1) [TA] , collum.

neck

(nek)
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LATERAL ASPECT OF THE NECK
1. The part of the body between the head and shoulders. See: illustration; muscle for illus.
2. The constricted portion of an organ, or that resembling a neck.
3. The region between the crown and the root of a tooth.

neck of the femur

The heavy column of bone that connects the head of the femur to the shaft.

Madelung neck

Madelung disease.

neck of the mandible

The constricted area below the articular condyle; the area of attachment for the articular capsule and the lateral pterygoid muscle.

surgical neck of the humerus

The segment of the shaft of the humerus just distal to the greater and lesser tubercles. It is a region prone to fractures.

neck of the tooth

The constricted area that connects the crown of a tooth to the root of a tooth.

neck of the uterus

Cervix uteri.

webbed neck

A broad neck as seen anteriorly or posteriorly. The breadth is due to a fold of skin that extends from the clavicle to the head. Webbed neck is present in Turner's syndrome.

wry neck

Torticollis.

neck

Any narrowing or constriction in a body or part. A cervix.

neck

(nek)
1. [TA] Part of body by which head is connected to trunk; extends from cranial base to top of the shoulders.
2. In anatomy, any constricted portion having a fancied resemblance to the neck of an animal.
Synonym(s): cervix (1) [TA] .

Patient discussion about neck

Q. I have neck pain in the center of my neck. It is also swollen what can it be? I am a 33 secretary and i am usually very healthy. in the past few weeks i am feeling a large swelling in my neck. It is hot and painful, but touching it doesn't make the pain worse. what can it be?

A. Neck swelling can be either from thyroid source or from inflamation of the skin due to infection. to distinguish between them you can check if the swelling is connected to the thyroid or not. Try to swallow. If the swelling is moving - its a thyroid swelling. elsewhere its a cutaneous issue.

Q. can acupuncture help neck stiffness? I have neck pain- especially stiffness every week- once or twice. Try a lot of things but always comes back. Can acupuncture help? tell me please because if not- I dont want to put needles for nothing...

A. Acupuncture can fix most cases of neck pain, usually in 3-5 treatments. Most neck pain is due to muscular tightness, and acupuncture is very effective at releasing contracted muscles.

here's an article on Acupuncture for Back Pain:
http://www.altmd.com/Articles/Acupuncture-and-Back-Pain

The treatment of neck pain is very similar. There are very few cases of side effects with acupuncture. However, if you experience consistent pain that get progressively worse, you should visit your MD for x-rays and an MRI to rule out any structural problems (bone spurs, disc degeneration, tumors, etc).

Q. Since this morning I have strong neck pain that is killing me, I can't move my neck.

A. i get neck pain after being stressed. sitting in a long and crucial exam, at job interviews... i use tiger balm to sooth it. massage my neck while rubbing it in. very helpful.
try doing "physiotherapy", move it all the time.
if all that doesn't help and you can't sleep- it might be wise to take an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but try avoiding if unnecessary.
crossing fingers for ya'

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Test type Metric [R.sup.2] Slope Head drop test Resultant acceleration (G) 0.9973 0.73 HIC-15 0.9975 0.88 Knee impact Resultant force (kN) 0.9970 0.50 Neck flexion Max head rotation (Y, degrees) 1.0000 1.53 Neck extension Max head rotation (Y, degrees) 0.9992 1.42 Thorax pendulum Resultant force (kN) 0.9969 1.17 Peak deflection (mm) 0.9968 0.64 Work (J) 0.9996 0.88 Capstone HIC-15 0.9941 0.93 Chest deflection (mm) 0.9756 0.80 Femur force (kN) 0.9898 0.38 Test type Intercept Head drop test 46.47 254.04 Knee impact -0.08 Neck flexion 9.04 Neck extension 12.11 Thorax pendulum -1.64 17.05 6.81 Capstone 69.89 7.53 0.55 [Metric.sub.human] = (Slope*[Metric.sub.ATD]) + Intercept Eq.
Dennerlein, "Touch-screen tablet user configurations and case-supported tilt affect head and neck flexion angles," Work, vol.
However, early diagnosis is necessary because a cervical collar may arrest the progression of the disorder by limiting the neck flexion. Physiotherapy is also helpful in preventing complications resulting from immobility such as joint stiffness and muscle wasting [1].
Despite the fairly long length of the resections, all the patients were extubated and only one required neck flexion without fixation.
Head and neck flexion varied significantly across the four configurations and across the two tablets tested.
Marker points were digitised using the PEAK motion analysis system (a) and head flexion, neck flexion, craniocervical, craniothoracic, trunk, lumbar, and anterior pelvic tilt angles were calculated, as shown in Figure 2.
Occipital Neuralgia A pain in the upper neck or back of the head region that is usually caused by neck flexion or head rotation.
Compared to flat ones, desktops with a 15-degree slope and chairs with a 15-degree forward slope allow less neck flexion and a larger angle between trunk and thigh while working at the desk.
Sanders and Michalak-Turcotte have noted that dental hygienists frequently work with neck flexion over 30 degrees, with side bending or rotating, and shoulder abduction over 45 degrees.
For example, in football, correctly fitted shoulder pads, instruction on correct blocking and tackling techniques, and wearing a cervical neck roll (which limits lateral neck flexion) may reduce the frequency of stingers.
Neck range of motion (ROM) was measured for neck flexion, lateral flexion and extension beginning in the anatomical position.
The study of 64 patients, median age 36 months, found that 45% demonstrated limited neck extension on physical examination, 36.5% had torticollis, 12.5% had limited neck flexion, 1.5% had stridor, and 1.5% had wheezing.