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- adj. Of or pertaining to the trunk (of the body)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the trunk, or body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the truncus or trunk of the body.
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Does the placement of adiposity truncal versus overall affect fat storage and release?
If Hitch would just lose some of that truncal obesity, he would breath easier.
Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers 116, 418, 554 richly described patients with such hyperkinetic phenomena as rocking; twisting truncal movements; ballistic arm movements; athetoid finger and hand movements; forehead wrinkling; grimacing and pouting movements; stereotyped biting and chewing; flicking and licking of the tongue; and rubbing, picking, kneading, tapping, grasping, and pulling behaviors.
(_Eicheldarm_, stomochord, _vide infra_); (2) collar-gut (buccal cavity, throat); (3) truncal gut extending from the collar to the vent.
The third body region or trunk may attain a great length, one or two feet, or even more, and is also muscular, but the truncal muscles are of subordinate importance in locomotion, serving principally to promote the peristaltic contractions of the body by which the food is carried through the gut.
There are reasons for supposing that the truncal coelom was at one time provided with pore-canals, but supposed vestiges of these structures have only been described for one genus, _Spengelia_, in which they lie near the anterior end of the truncal coelom.
The disease is dependent upon impairment or degeneration of the central, truncal or peripheral nerves.
Yamada S et al. (2003) Ipsilateral truncal sensory deficit in a patient with ophthalmic zoster sine herpete.
"This association may result from the mechanical effects of truncal obesity and / or the metabolic effects of adipose tissue," wrote Dr. Leone.
Design: We collected anthropometric measurements and calculated general indicators of obesity [weight, body mass index (BMI), sum of 4 skinfold thicknesses, percentage fat, and body fat index] and central obesity (waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio, and truncal fatness based on skinfold thickness).