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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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Several imaging modalities can be used for the diagnosis of Eagle syndrome including conventional lateral and anteroposterior (AP) views of head and neck radiograph Towne's view OPG and CT.236 The OPG can easily miss the findings especially if styloid processes are not so long due to superimposed teeth and mandible.
Multislice CT scans with 3D reconstruction can be helpful in diagnosing the elongated styloid processes and their mass effect on adjacent anatomical structures.
For the interstyloid distance at the base of the skull, the measurement was done on the distance between the bases of 2 styloid processes (Fig.
The interstyloid distances of the skull at the base and the tip of the styloid processes were represented in Table II.
The transcervical surgical approach to resection in patients with elongated styloid processes and Eagle syndrome is safe and effective.
(2) described callosities on both stylohyoid complexes and those were regarded as ossified attachments of stylohyoid ligaments to corresponding styloid processes.
Elongated styloid processes or minaralized stylohyoid chain were reported radiologically in routine investigations for related complaints.
We describe a case of bilaterally symptomatic Eagle's syndrome that was diagnosed by 3-D CT of the styloid processes and successfully treated with surgery via a transoral approach.
The Styloid processes were measured on radiographs, and were considered elongated with a length higher than 30 mm.
However, computed tomographic (CT) angiography demonstrated that the styloid processes were elongated and the stylohyoid ligaments were calcified bilaterally (figure 1).
In this procedure the elbow articular line (determined by the medial and lateral epicondyles of humerus), and the wrist articular line (determined by the styloid processes of radius and ulna) were taken as reference.
In this procedure the elbow articular line (determined by the medial and lateral epicondyles of humerus), and the wirst articular line (determined by the styloid processes of radius and ulna) were taken as reference.