Noun(1) the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
(1) Now this pretty young woman bears a scar more commonly seen in old men, a neat red line cut by surgeons from her collarbone down her sternum .(2) In the supine position, the arm should be supported on a pillow to raise it above the level of the heart, which is situated about halfway between the bed and the sternum .(3) In addition, the rib cage attaches the sternum in front to the vertebral column behind.(4) He suffered severe cuts and bruises and a cracked sternum .(5) If it divides higher than usual, it may incline to the left rising in front of the trachea above the sternum .(6) The pedestrian suffered a fractured sternum and wrists but is now recovering at home.(7) Surgical closure of the sternum is often accomplished with stainless steel wires, but other techniques are being investigated.(8) This is the spot where the bar will enter the chest cavity and rest under the sternum providing support to the reconfigured chest wall.(9) The wires holding the sternum together are permanent, but the stitches closing the wound will gradually dissolve.(10) The sternum is then divided allowing the ribs to rotate to the side a few centimeters.(11) The broadness of the portunid sternum allows the appendages to project well beyond the lateral margins of the carapace and is an adaptation to the swimming habit which most portunids exhibit.(12) Lastly, place your hands on your chest, between your sternum and your collarbones.(13) Brown missed time with a bruised sternum at the end of the season.(14) Imagine a straight line running from your chin to your sternum to your pubic bone.(15) Bleeding was noted when the patient was returned to the operating room for repair of the sternum .(16) A roll is placed under the patient's shoulders to elevate and level his or her sternum .
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1. breastbone ::
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