styloid process

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1. a prominence or projection, as from a bone.
2. a series of operations or events leading to achievement of a specific result.
3. to subject to such a series to produce desired changes.
acromial process acromion.
altered family p's former name for the nursing diagnosis interrupted family processes.
alveolar process the part of the bone in either the maxilla or mandible that surrounds and supports the teeth.
basilar process a quadrilateral plate of the occipital bone projecting superiorly and anteriorly from the foramen magnum.
calcaneal process of cuboid bones a process projecting posteriorly from the inferomedial angle of the cuboid bone that supports the anterior calcaneus.
caudate process the right of the two processes on the caudate lobe of the liver.
ciliary p's meridionally arranged ridges or folds projecting from the crown of the ciliary body.
clinoid process any of three processes of the sphenoid bone (anterior, medial, and posterior).
coracoid process a curved process arising from the upper neck of the scapula and overhanging the shoulder joint; called also coracoid.
coronoid process
1. the anterior part of the upper end of the ramus of the mandible.
2. a projection at the proximal end of the ulna.
disturbed thought p's a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the experiencing by an individual of disruption in cognitive operations and activities; it is related to various mental and personality disorders. Contributing factors include physiologic changes, psychologic conflicts, memory loss, impaired judgment, and sleep deprivation. Defining characteristics include inaccurate interpretation of the environment; cognitive dissonance; distractibility; decreased ability to grasp ideas; impaired ability to make decisions, solve problems, or reason; disorientation to time, place, person, circumstances, or events; and inappropriate or nonreality-based thinking.
dysfunctional family p's: alcoholism a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as psychosocial, spiritual, and physiological functions of the family unit that are chronically disorganized, leading to conflict, denial of problems, resistance to change, ineffective problem solving, and a series of self-perpetuating crises. See also alcoholism.
ensiform process xiphoid process.
ethmoid process a bony projection above and behind the maxillary process of the inferior nasal concha.
family p's the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit; nursing diagnoses include dysfunctional family processes: alcoholism and interrupted family processes.
frontonasal process frontonasal prominence.
interrupted family p's a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a change in family relationships and/or functioning.
malar process zygomatic process of the maxilla.
mammillary process a tubercle on each superior articular process of a lumbar vertebra.
mandibular process mandibular prominence.
mastoid process a conical projection at the base of the mastoid portion of the temporal bone.
maxillary process
2. a bony process descending from the ethmoid process of the inferior nasal concha.
nursing process see nursing process.
odontoid process a toothlike projection of the axis that articulates with the atlas.
pterygoid process either of the two processes of the sphenoid bone, descending from the points of junction of the great wings and the body of the bone, and each consisting of a lateral and a medial plate.
spinous process of vertebra a part of a vertebra projecting backward from the arch, giving attachment to muscles of the back.
styloid process a long, pointed projection, particularly a long spine projecting downward from the inferior surface of the temporal bone.
temporal process the posterior blunt process of the zygomatic bone that articulates with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone to form the zygomatic arch.
uncinate process any hooklike process, as of vertebrae, the lacrimal bone, or the pancreas.
xiphoid process the pointed process of cartilage, supported by a core of bone, connected with the lower end of the sternum; called also xiphoid.
The xiphoid process. Redrawn from Applegate, 1995.
zygomatic process a projection in three parts, from the frontal bone, temporal bone, and maxilla, by which they articulate with the zygomatic bone (see Appendix 3-3).

sty·loid pro·cess of ra·di·us

(stī'loyd pros'es rā'dē-ŭs) [TA]
A thick, pointed, palpable projection on the lateral side of the distal extremity of the radius.

sty·loid pro·cess of tem·po·ral bone

(stī'loyd pros'es tem'pŏr-ăl bōn) [TA]
A slender, pointed projection running downward and slightly forward from the base of the inferior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone where it joins the tympanic portion; it gives attachment to the styloglossus, stylohyoid, and stylopharyngeus muscles and the stylohyoid and stylomandibular ligaments.

sty·loid pro·cess of ul·na

(stī'loyd pros'es ŭl'nă) [TA]
A cylindric, pointed, palpable projection from the medial and posterior aspect of the head of the ulna, to the tip of which is attached the ulnar collateral ligament of the wrist.

styloid process

Any pointed bony protuberance as that on the TEMPORAL BONE, the FIBULA, the RADIUS or the ULNA.
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Eagle syndrome causes a wide range of symptoms because of elongation of the styloid process and calcification of the stylohyoid ligament [1].
Thus, on the basis of intactness of the styloid process, 140 skulls were taken up for the present study.
Before the procedure, a ruler was used to measure the length from the radius styloid process to 2 cm below the cubital fossa.
To determine whether patients qualified for study inclusion, patients were palpated for tenderness at the cervical reflex points which are located at the temporal bone styloid processes (adjacent to C1), lateral spinous processes (C2-C7) and lateral tips of the transverse processes (C1C7).
The styloid process is a slender pointed outgrowth from the temporal bone's inferior surface which moves downwards and anteriorly toward the maxillo-vertebro- pharyngeal recess which contains carotid arteries internal jugular vein and cranial nerves including VII IX X and XII.
The styloid process is a slender outgrowth at the base of the temporal bone, immediately posterior to the mastoid apex.
The diagnosis of de Quervain's disease was made on the basis of exquisite tenderness over the radial styloid process and a positive Finkelstein's test.
Bones Total Length Radius Greatest length between the most proximal point on the margin of the head and tip of the styloid process. Ulna Distance between the highest point of olecranon and deepest point of the styloid process.
Forearm Commences at the elbow axis (described above); Ending through the wrist axis, noted by the styloid process of the Ulna, and the base of the Pisiform, Lunate and Scaphoid carpal bones.
Eagle Syndrome was first described in 1937 by Eagle as elongation of the styloid process causing pharyngeal pain, (1) and it is now thought to be an assemblage of symptoms resulting from elongation of the styloid process or progressive calcification of the stylohyoid ligament.
Whilst there I saw a man in his late forties with Type 2 diabetes who presented with a neuropathic ulcer on his styloid process due to the equino varus position of his foot.