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Aug 142014

Thoracic

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Relating to the chest; the thoracic vertebrae are located between the cervical and lumbar vertebrae.

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Tibia

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The larger of the two bones in the lower leg, generally called the shin bone.

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Ulna

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Inner and larger bone of the forearm.

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Valgus

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A deformity marked by outward angulation of a segment of bone; bowlegged.

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Aug 122014

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus

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Bacterium of the strain enterococcus that have become resistant to the commonly used antibiotic, vancomycin. The most likely source of contact with VRE is in a hospital (nosocomial infection).

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Aug 142014

Varus

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A deformity marked by inward angulation of a segment of bone; knock-kneed.

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Vertebrae

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One of 33 bony segments that form the spinal column. There are 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 5 sacral and 4 coccygeal vertebrae.

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Aug 142014

X-ray

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A diagnostic imaging technique that uses low levels of X-radiation projected against film to define the skeletal system. X-rays are useful for diagnosing problems of the skeletal system and detecting some diseases in soft tissues.

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Aug 142014

Zygomatic bone

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The part of the temporal bone of the skull that forms the prominence of the cheek.

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