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pel vuhs

  • n  the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
  • n  a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter

  • The distance between chest and pelvis is longer in humans than in apes, allowing the lower spine to curve, which locates the upper body over the pelvis for balance.
  • Then a CT scan revealed a stone spear point embedded in the skeleton's pelvis, so Chatters sent a bit of finger bone off to the University of California at Riverside for .
  • Oxford University researchers report that among the mothers of British children who had died of leukemia X rays of the pelvis during pregnancy (necessarily exposing the entire .
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  • Long road to recovery for young boating accident victim
    Edwards suffered broken bones in his pelvis, ankle and thigh. He has cuts in his legs that are infected due to the lake water, which doctors are trying to control.
    June 14, 2013 - FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth
  • Police: Canton man may have been under the influence when striking Roswell teen
    A police incident report obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows officers suspect a Canton man may have been under the influence of drugs when he drove off the road Saturday, and ran over a Roswell teen on a sidewalk. Cyril Teal, 17, remains hospitalized with a shattered pelvis, broken bones and internal organ injuries. According to the incident report obtained by Channel 2's Mike Petchenik, in ...
    June 13, 2013 - WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
  • Health Beat: Building a spine for Aulana
    Aulana Hulbert’s insides were compacted because of something she was born without, but a special surgery is giving her stomach some much needed space. Aulana has to walk on her hands to get around. She can’t use her legs. “She has no spine from the rib cage to the top of her pelvis, and because of this, her abdominal contents are squeezed,” said Dr. David W. Polly Jr., professor and chief of ...
    June 13, 2013 - WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

  • Hassan Nasrallah in AFP
    We have the heads, the hands, the feet and even a nearly intact cadaver from the head down to the pelvis,Nasrallah told tens of thousands of supporters Saturday in his first public appearance in more than a year to commemorate Ashura, Shiite...
  • Matthew Hoggard in Online - International News Network
    The spasm is somewhere at the base of my back just above the pelvis,Hoggard said about the injury. "I felt a twinge there when I was playing for Yorkshire in the Roses match at Old Trafford."

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