pelvic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pelvic of or relating to the pelvis "pelvic exam","pelvic inflammation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pelvic Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the pelvis; as, pelvic cellulitis.
    • Pelvic (Anat) See under Pectoral, and Pelvic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pelvic Of or pertaining to the pelvis: as, pelvic bones, those composing the pelvis; pelvic viscera, those contained in the pelvis; the pelvic inlet or outlet; the pelvic cavity; pelvic measurement
    • pelvic Of the true pelvis: Anteropos-tirior diameter of the brim. Same as conjugate diameter of the brim. Anteroposterior diameter of the outlet, the distance between the tip of the coccyx and the lower border of the symphysis pubis. Bis-iliac diameter, the transverse diameter of the brim. Bis-ischiatic diameter, the transverse diameter of the outlet. Coccypubal diameter. Same as anteroposterior diameter of the outlet. Conjugate diameter of the brim. (α) In anatomy, the distance between the sacral promontory and the upper margin of the symphysis pubis. (β) In obstetrics, the least distance between the sacral promontory and the symphysis pubis, measured to a point on the symphysis about two fifths of an inch below the upper margin. Conjugate diameter of the cavity, the anteroposterior diameter, measured from the suture between the second and third sacral vertebræ to the middle of the symphysis pubis. Conjugate diameter of the outlet. (α) The distane between the tip of the coccyx and the inferior margin of the symphysis pubis. (β) The distance between the sacrococcygeal articulation and the inferior margin of the symphysis pubis. Diagonal conjugate diameter of the cavity, the distance between the sub-pubic ligament and the sacral promontory, measured in the living. (10) Normal conjugate diameter of the cavity, the anteroposterior diameter between the concavity of the third sacral vertebra and the upper margin of the sumphysis pubis. (11) Oblique diameter of the brim, the distance between the iliopectineal eminence and the sacro-iliac synchondrosis of the opposite side. (12) Oblique diameter of the outlet, the distance from the middle of the great sacrosciatic ligament to the point of union between the opposite rami of pubis and ischium. (13) Sacrocotyloidean diameter, the distance between the sacral promontory and the posterior part of the cotyloidean cavity. (14) Transverse diameter of the brim, the greatest diameter measured from side to side. (15) Transverse diameter of the cavity, the distance between the points of the inner surface of the os innominatum opposite the middle of the acetabula. (16) Transverse diameter of the outlet, the distance between the tuberosities of the ischium. (17) True conjugate diameter of the brim. Same as 6 (β), above.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Pelvic of or pertaining to the pelvis
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. pelvis, a basin.

Usage

In literature:

The main factor in the position and aspect of the vulva is pelvic inclination.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Anatomo-Physiological Consideration of the Pelvic Limbs.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
The latter organ is an oval bag, situated in the pelvic cavity.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The pelvic arch was six feet across; a man could walk through it erect.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, June 1887" by Various
Should these or any other of the pelvic viscera be damaged, such injuries must first receive attention.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Sometimes constipation, by creating a pelvic congestion, will have the same result.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
This is not the case in the higher forms, and in the highest apes the pelvic bones approach those of man.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
The young of the mole are not born through the pelvic arch at all; but in front of it!
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
The difficulty of extending the fore limbs will be in proportion to the advance of the head through the pelvic cavity.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The pelvic cavity contains the bladder, which is the reservoir for waste fluid, and the rectum, the outlet for waste solids.
"Almost a Woman" by Mary Wood-Allen
But he told me something in your blood work was unusual, so he had me bring you down for a pelvic exam.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Armour with six or seven movable bands between the scapular and pelvic shields.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
The Female Pelvic Organs: Their Surgery, Surgical Pathology, and Surgical Anatomy.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
Pelvic discomfort and attention, 430.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
F., associated with pelvic pain, and rigors are not uncommon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
The "wise women" appear to know that drugs which irritate the bowel have an indirect effect upon the pelvic viscera.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
Inflammation of the Uterine Parenchyma, and of the Subserous and Pelvic Cellular Tissue.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The pelvic girdle is of great strength and broadness.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
They are called pelvic bones because that happens to be a handy name.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
The effects which may result from labour protracted by pelvic deformity are very various, both as regards the mother and her child.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby
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In news:

Suffering a pelvic injury , she was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, as were two others injured in the crash.
About 300,000 women in the US had pelvic organ prolapse surgeries last year, including more than 70,000 who received vaginal meshes .
Paving the Way for a Healthy Pelvic Floor.
Watch Pelvic Scoop in the Fitness Magazine Video.
Try simple three-dimensional moves to help participants effectively train their pelvic -floor muscles.
Vaginal birth tied to pelvic muscle weakness.
Christoph Waltz Dislocates Pelvic Bone During 'Django Unchained' Training.
1/4 of Women Have Pelvic Floor Disorder.
Nearly 1/4 of Women Have Pelvic Floor Disorder.
These muscles keep the pelvic organs in place.
Origin of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women Can Be Elusive.
During Lisa Collins's first menstrual period at age 14, she says she experienced terrible pelvic pain, and she couldn't imagine suffering that way every month.
Pelvic floor disorder discussion.
Repairing Pelvic Organ Prolapse With Mesh Risky.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatments of pelvic pain in women.
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