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nu·chal

(nū'kăl),
Relating to the nucha.

nuchal

adjective Referring to the neck.

nu·chal

(nū'kăl)
Relating to the nucha.

nuchal (nyōōˑ·kl),

adj pertaining to the posterior or nape of the neck.

nuchal

pertaining to the top of the neck.

nuchal crest
see nuchal crest.
nuchal disease
fistulous withers and poll evil.
nuchal ligament
a powerful elastic apparatus that serves to support the head without muscular effort. It joins either the occipital bone or the axis to the dorsal thoracic spines (withers in the horse) and is continuous with the thoracolumbar part of the supraspinous ligament. The dorsal, rope-like funicular part is connected by the lamellar part to the spinous processes of the cervical vertebrae. In some species the lamellar part consists of two independent sheets closely applied to each other; in others it is absent.
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4A, B) represents a mostly preserved nuchal plate with very partially preserved paranuchal and right central plates.
Notwithstanding the disproportionate relationship between fetal and maternal cell free DNA reports from large population cohorts indicate that use of fetal cell free DNA for identifying the most frequent fetal trisomies (13,18 and 21) had a higher predictive value than serum biochemical and nuchal transparency analysis (62,63).
We anticipated that the nuchal retractor muscle, given its position and orientation, would function to retract the head toward the mantle.
The assumption that nuchal cord entanglement could cause cord compression and thus intrapartum complication is not recent.
NEXT was a prospective, blinded cohort study that compared cfDNA testing with standard first-trimester screening (with measurements of nuchal translucency and serum biochemical analysis) in a routine prenatal population at 35 centers in 6 countries.
8220;Whilst I was the Director of Foetal Medicine at Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi, a review of foetal medicine statistics showed that the number of women who had risk assessment using nuchal translucency was only 6%,” says Dr Ramanathan.
The nuchal translucency (NT), which is the fluid behind the foetal neck, is measured between 11-14 weeks to determine the risk of the foetus having not only a chromosomal abnormality, but also cardiac, other structural abnormality in the foetus, or a genetic disorder.
He further stated that the bone between highest and superior nuchal lines develops in membrane, is called the intermediate segment.
Falsely reassuring are the hyped marketing claims in the United States that NIPS "replaces amnio" and eliminates the need for a nuchal translucency (NT) test.
Methodology: A retrospective, cross-sectional, comparative study done between January to December 2011 at Kalsoom Maternity Hospital where 1776 patients were analyzed for presence of nuchal cord prior to and at the time of delivery and perinatal outcome.
One 29-year-old woman who underwent the test and is awaiting her results said: "We had my first scan at 11 weeks and two days a few weeks ago and the sonographer said there was an increased nuchal translucency level in the back of the neck, which is an indication that something could be wrong.