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sternal

 [ster´nal]
pertaining to the sternum.
sternal puncture insertion of a hollow needle into the manubrium of the sternum to obtain a sample of bone marrow. The sternum is chosen because of its accessibility and because it is a thin, flat bone. The procedure must be done under surgical asepsis. The clinician anesthetizes the skin and periosteum with a local anesthetic before introducing the sternal needle. The needle is designed with a special guard to prevent penetration beyond the desired depth. When cells are being aspirated into the syringe the patient may experience a sharp pain; otherwise the procedure should not be painful. Samples are examined for abnormal cells, for the proportion of cells in various stages of development, and for the characteristics of the blood cells that predominate. This information is used in conjunction with clinical findings and other tests in diagnosis of blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and anemia.

ster·nal

(ster'năl),
Relating to the sternum.

sternal

(stûr′nəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or near the sternum.

ster·nal

(stĕr'năl)
Relating to the sternum.

sternal

Pertaining to the STERNUM.
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Two animals in the AM treatment became sternally recumbent (score 6) 30 minutes after premedication and one ewe after 45 minutes.
The bird became sternally recumbent again, and furosemide (2 mg/kg 10) was administered with prednisolone sodium succinate (10 mg/kg IM).
In fact, Lamarqueavis and the above mentioned genera may be grouped within Cimolopterygidae on the basis of the following combination of derived traits: 1) humeral articular surface strongly oriented ventrally; 2) procoracoidal process well extended sternally and developed as a thin lamina; and 3) large and ventrally located foramen for the n.
Seo et al., "Cranial epidural spread of contrast medium and new methylene blue dye in sternally recumbent anaesthetized dogs," Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, vol.
On the morning of its presentation, the hawk had been found lying sternally recumbent on the floor of its enclosure, with open-mouth breathing.
The bird was sternally recumbent and nonambulatory paraparetic with significantly decreased extension of both pelvic limbs.
Heart and respiratory rates as well as cloacal temperatures were recorded immediately after drug administration and at 10-minute intervals until the birds were sternally recumbent.
About 22 minutes (all times are mean) after the termination of anesthesia, the birds were able to sit sternally. At approximately 24 minutes after the cessation of anesthesia, the birds raised their heads and necks, and, at 29 minutes, they were able to sit on their heels.