occipital occipital  /ɑk ˈsɪ pə təl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to the occiput

Usage(s):

  1. A glimpse of Mom must first register on your occipital lobes as a pattern of light and shadow.
  2. For the record, it's at the top of your head aft of the frontal lobe, fore of the occipital lobe, north of the temporal lobe.
  3. He then located the occipital artery in the back of my head and clamped the blood vessel.

News

  • Nerve stimulation might ease fibromyalgia pain

    A Belgian scientist treated small numbers of fibromyalgia patients with "occipital nerve stimulation," which rouses the occipital nerves just beneath the skin at the back of the neck using an implanted device.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: 14 WFIE Evansville

Quotes

  • "Basically, we do multiple lumpectomies," Carson said. "We remove the temporal frontal lobe, parietal lobe and occipital lobe on the affected side to get all the neurons on that side out. Seizures are caused by malfunctioning neurons."
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Dr Ben Carson Source: Fort Worth Star Telegram

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