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neck (nek)

1. regions of neck, under region 2. In anatomy, any constricted portion having a fancied resemblance to the n. of an animal. 3. The germinative portion of an adult tapeworm which develops the segments or proglottids; the region of cestode segmentation behind the scolex. [A.S. hnecca]
anatomical n. of humerus a groove separating the head of the humerus from the tuberosities, giving attachment to the articular capsule.collum anatomicum humeri [NA];
buffalo n. combination of moderate kyphosis with thick heavy fat pad on the n., seen especially in persons with Cushing's disease or syndrome.
bull n. a heavy thick n. caused by hypertrophied muscles or enlarged cervical lymph nodes.
dental n. n. of tooth
n. of femur a short, constricted, strong bar projecting at an obtuse angle (about 125°) from the upper end of the shaft of the thigh bone and supporting its head.collum ossis femoris [NA], collum femoris, n. of thigh bone;
n. of fibula the slightly constricted region between the head and body of the fibula.collum fibulae [NA];
n. of gallbladder the narrow portion between the body of the gallbladder and beginning of the cystic duct.collum vesicae biliaris [NA], collum vesicae felleae;
n. of glans penis a constriction behind the corona glandis of the penis.collum glandis penis [NA];
n. of hair follicle the narrowed part of the hair follicle between the hair bulb and the surface of the skin.collum folliculi pili;
n. of humerus See anatomical n. of humerus, surgical n. of humerus.
Madelung's n. multiple symmetric lipomatosis (Madelung's disease) confined to the n.
n. of malleus the constricted portion of the malleus between the head and the manubrium.collum mallei [NA];
n. of mandible the constricted portion of the condylar process below the head of the mandible.collum mandibulae [NA];
n. of radius the narrow part of the shaft just below the head.collum radii [NA];
n. of rib the flattened portion of a rib between the head and the tuberosity.collum costae [NA];
n. of scapula a slight constriction marking the separation of that portion bearing the glenoid cavity and coracoid process from the remainder of the scapula.collum scapulae [NA];
stiff n. nonspecific term for limited neck mobility, often due to muscle cramps and accompanied by pain.
surgical n. of humerus the narrow portion below the head and tuberosities.collum chirurgicum humeri [NA];
n. of talus a constriction separating the head, or anterior portion, from the body of the talus.collum tali [NA];
n. of thigh bone n. of femur
n. of tooth the slightly constricted part of a tooth, between the crown and the root.cervix dentis [NA], cervical margin of tooth, cervical zone of tooth, collum dentis, dental n;
turkey gobbler n. large skin folds hanging under the chin.
n. of urinary bladder the lowest part of the bladder formed by the junction of the fundus and the inferolateral surfaces.cervix vesicae urinariae [NA];
n. of uterus cervix of uterus
webbed n. the broad n. due to lateral folds of skin extending from the clavicle to the head but containing no muscles, bones, or other structures; occurs in Turner's syndrome and in Noonan's syndrome.
n. of womb cervix of uterus
wry n. torticollis


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