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- adj. Of or pertaining to the ischium
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as ischial.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the ischium; sciatic. Also ischiadic, ischial.
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Look at the flat, narrow haunch bones — the long and narrow passage — the coarse, outwardly curved, ischiatic prominences on which the Gibbon habitually rests, and which are coated by the so-called “callosities,” dense patches of skin, wholly absent in the Gorilla, in the Chimpanzee, and in the
D D, the ischiatic tuberosities, and the double folds of the nates.
The posterior perinaeal space may be described on the surface by two lines drawn from D D, the ischiatic tuberosities, to C, the point of the coccyx, whilst the transverse line between D and D bounds it above.
This is neuralgia in an ischiatic nerve, commonly the _great_ ischiatic.
It is said that if we transfix, with a steel needle, a large nerve of a living animal, as the great ischiatic, and let it remain in that condition a suitable time, the needle becomes permanently magnetized.
Dislocation upwards and backwards into the great ischiatic notch.
Remember also to tie the ischiatic and gluteal arteries, in the posterior flap before ligating the femoral and profunda, for if the main artery is properly held by the assistant, it will not bleed.
-- There are four principal dislocations of the femur which should be thoroughly studied and understood by the Surgeon, viz: upwards and backwards upon the dorsum ilii; upwards and backwards into the ischiatic notch; downwards and forwards into the thyroid foramen; and upwards and forwards on the pubes.
Thus a "primitive" dislocation upon the ischiatic notch may become a "consecutive" dislocation upon the dorsum-ilii or vice versa.
The circulation is carried on after the ligation of this artery by means of the gluteal and ischiatic arteries, -- the former being the principal one concerned.