foramen foramen  /fə ˈreɪ mən/


  • (n) a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure


  • One clue is a tiny fragment of the foramen magnum, the opening at the base of the skull where the spinal cord joins the brain: its location suggests an upright stance.


  • Mattress Mack undergoes heart procedure at St. Luke's

    HOUSTON – Gallery Furniture owner Jim McIngvale, better known as Mattress Mack, underwent a heart procedure Thursday. Mack tweeted that he had the procedure for a condition called PFO at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Hospital. "Looking fwd to getting back to work soon," McIngvale told his Twitter followers. PFO, or Patent Foramen Ovale, means McInvale had a hole in his heart that didn ...
    on August 30, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

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