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shank

 [shangk]
1. leg (def. 1).
2. crus (def. 2).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

shank

(shank),
1. The tibia; the shin; the leg.
2. The portion of an instrument that connects the cutting or functional portion to a handle; with rotary tools, such as burs and drills, the end that fits into the chuck.
[A.S. sceanca]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

shank

(shăngk)
n.
1.
a. The part of the human leg between the knee and ankle.
b. A corresponding part in other vertebrates.
2.
a. The whole leg of a human.
b. A leg or leglike part.

shanked adj.
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SHANK2

A gene on chromosome 11q13.2 that encodes a member of the Shank gene family, which are multidomain scaffold proteins of the postsynaptic density (PSD) involved in synapse formation and dendritic spine maturation. The PSD connects neurotransmitter receptors, ion channels and other membrane proteins to the actin cytoskeleton and G protein-coupled signalling pathways.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

shank

(shangk)
1. The tibia; the shin; the leg.
2. The portion of an instrument that connects the cutting or functional portion to a handle; with rotary tools, such as burs and drills, the end that fits into the chuck.
[A.S. sceanca]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

shank

(shangk)
The portion of an instrument that connects the cutting or functional portion to a handle; with rotary tools, such as burs and drills, the end that fits into the chuck.
[A.S. sceanca]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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