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  • n. Plural form of tuberosity.


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  • Those parts where there are tuberosities, and which are devoid of flesh, such as the ankles or fingers, we must guard from the splints which are placed over them, either by position, or by their shortness.

    On The Surgery

  • D D, the ischiatic tuberosities, and the double folds of the nates.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • 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.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • In well-formed subjects, the anterior space is equiangular, the base being equal to each side; but according as the tuberosities approach the median line, the base becomes narrowed, and the triangle is thereby rendered acute.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • Flexion of the leg to a right angle, increases the distance from the lines of insertion on the pelvic bones to the tuberosities of the tibia by two or three inches -- an amount of stretching these muscle cannot undergo.

    A Practical Physiology

  • The _tuberosities of the humerus_ form the convexity of the shoulder.

    A Practical Physiology

  • It is not the head of the bone which is felt, but its prominences (the tuberosities).

    A Practical Physiology

  • A line drawn transversely across in front of the ischial tuberosities divides the perineum into a posterior or rectal, and an anterior or urogenital, triangle.

    XII. Surface Anatomy and Surface Markings. 10. Surface Markings of the Perineum

  • —In the antero-lateral boundaries of the perineum, the whole outline of the pubic arch can be readily traced ending in the ischial tuberosities.

    XII. Surface Anatomy and Surface Markings. 9. Surface Anatomy of the Perineum

  • A line drawn transversely across in front of the ischial tuberosities divides the space into two portions.

    IV. Myology. 1F. The Muscles and Fasciæ of the Perineum


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