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thoracic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj thoracic of or relating to the chest or thorax "pectoral organ"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Thoracic (Anat) Of or pertaining to the thorax, or chest.
    • n Thoracic (Zoöl) One of a group of fishes having the ventral fins placed beneath the thorax or beneath the pectorial fins.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • thoracic Of or pertaining to the thorax or chest: as, thoracic walls, contents, organs, or structures. Contained in the thorax; intrathoracic: as, the thoracic viscera.
    • thoracic Having a thorax (of this or that kind); belonging to the Thoracica: as, the thoracic cirripeds.
    • thoracic Having the ventral fins thoracic in position; belonging to the Thoracici: as, a thoracic fish.
    • thoracic Posterior thoracic, a branch from the upper two or three nerves of the brachial plexus, passing on the side of the chest to be distributed to the serratus magnus. Also called long thoracic, and external respiratory nerve of Bell.
    • thoracic Especially, one of the several parts into which the surface of the human thorax is divided or mapped out by certain imaginary lines, which to some extent denote the situation of the contained viscera, and thus serve for medical and surgical purposes. These regions, unlike some of the corresponding abdominal regions, are all in pairs (right and left), in one nomenclature known as the humeral, subclavian, mammary, axillary, scapular, interscapular, and subscapular.
    • n thoracic A thoracic structure; especially, a thoracic artery or nerve, or a rib-bearing dorsal vertebra.
    • n thoracic A thoracic fish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Thoracic (-ras′-) pertaining to the thorax or breast
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. thoracique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr.

Usage

In literature:

The brain, thoracic system, osseous structure, and abdominal development were all in excess.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
The thoracic segments are of equal length and increase gradually in width from front to back.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
The lumbar enlargement lies opposite the last three thoracic spines.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The heart is in the thoracic cavity (chest).
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Give their course from the mucous coat of the intestine to the thoracic duct.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
One may be predominantly Thoracic without these elements but they are indications of the extreme Thoracic type.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
The Greeks made thoraces of hide, hemp, linen, or twisted cord.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
The examination of the thoracic viscera resulted as follows: The heart weighed eleven ounces.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
The thoracic region of the vertebral column is thought to be such a part.
"Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds" by M. Dale Arvey
How many thoracic appendages has it, if any?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Thoracic, pertaining to the breast or chest.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
Are his thoracic viscera most highly developed?
"Beauty" by Alexander Walker
The accursed "thoracic symptom" is a killer of enterprise with me, and I dare say that it is little better with you.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II" by William James
When the larvae are about half grown, the posterior angles of the two posterior thoracic segments begin to elongate.
"On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects" by Sir John Lubbock
Sensation (soon after) as if the thoracic wall anterior to heart were broken out or torn away.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Fire prevails in the heart and the thoracic viscera, which bear an astronomic relation with the south.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
A, Side view of twelfth and thirteenth thoracic vertebrae.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
H, Head; 1, 2, 3, the thoracic segments; i., ii., the first and second abdominal segments; i., being the propodeum.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
The maximum projection of the thoracic fin is slightly in advance of the front end of the segmental duct.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
Note the character of the thoracic segments.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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In news:

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1983.
Lee's Summit Medical Center has opened its Cardiovascular and Thoracic Center.
Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons are seeing patients at CMH.
How to Recognize & Treat the 12 types of Thoracic Injuries.
Delaware Today magazine Top Doctors 2011, The Surgeons: Thoracic Surgery.
Murray/The Star-Ledger Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes may be the latest big league pitcher to be diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome.
A Senior Design team at Stevens Institute of Technology is working to alleviate pain and other complications that often arise during thoracic surgeries.
Cardio Vascular Thoracic Specialty Assembly.
Treating thoracic outlet syndrome .
Thanks for joining us May 18 for a live chat on thoracic outlet syndrome with Dr Paul Christo of Johns Hopkins.
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) may be more prevalent than you think.
General Thoracic Surgeons Leading Providers Of Non- Cardiac Thoracic Surgery.
Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons are seeing patients at CMH.
Data demonstrate high procedural success in late-breaking trials session at European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting.
Aptus Endosystems Receives FDA Clearance For Thoracic- Length HeliFX Aortic Securement System.
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In science:

Figure 2 shows the inside of the thoracic cavity where the bullet entered between two ribs.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
Figure 2: Interior entrance wound in thoracic cavity for .40 Nosler JHP at .40 S&W velocity.
A method for testing handgun bullets in deer
Both have been shown to cause damage in the area of the brain known as the hippocampus. It has been hypothesized that both can reach the brain from the thoracic cavity via major blood vessels.
Scientific Evidence for Hydrostatic Shock
COC07b]Courtney A, Courtney M. Links between traumatic brain injury and ballistic pressure waves originating in the thoracic cavity and extremities.
The Ballistic Pressure Wave Theory of Handgun Bullet Incapacitation
Thoracic response to dynamic, non-impact loading from a hub, distributed belt, diagonal belt, and double diagonal belts.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
Finite element analysis of hard and soft tissue contributions to thoracic response: sensitivity analysis of fluctuations in boundary conditions.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
Prediction and analysis of human thoracic impact responses and injuries in cadaver impacts using a full human body finite element model.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
Evaluation of thoracic deflection as an injury criterion for side impact using a finite elements thorax model.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
Those for one of the thoracic and abdominal sets of data are shown in Figure 2.
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
Time and power spectrum plots for the first eight seconds of the thoracic breathing data.
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
We compared the blind signal separation for three algorithms, across four sets of data, two of thoracic and abdomen (TA) breathing data, and two of EEG and EOG (EE) data.
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
The difference in mutual information (in nats/sample) between the JADE estimated sources and the wavelet denoised estimated sources is computed for the two sets of thoracic-abdominal (TA) data and the two sets of EEG and EOG (EE) data, ˆIk (est. denoised sources) − ˆIk (est. sources).
Techniques for noise removal from EEG, EOG and air flow signals in sleep patients
A thoracic mechanism, as described by Cernak et al. (Cernak, 2005; Battacharjee, 2008), by which a blast pressure wave enters the thorax and leads to brain injury. A recent review discusses evidence for this mechanism (Courtney and Courtney, 2009). 2.
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms
In another test of seven swine, 320 J of energy was transferred to the thoracic tissues (Drobin et al., 2007; Courtney and Courtney, 2009); all subjects survived, but in five a reduction in EEG activity occurred after the shot. In each case, EEG activity returned to baseline within two minutes.
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms
Two additiona l studies inform ing the thoracic mechanism were also considered.
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms
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