Symphysis pubis

The area in the front of the pelvis where the pubic bones (the two bones of the pubis) meet.

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symphysis pubis n PUBIC SYMPHYSIS

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  • symphysis pubis — noun The midline cartilaginous joint uniting the superior rami of the left and right pubic bones (pubis), also known as the pubic symphysis. Supports the suspensory ligament in men; in women, it loosens and flexes to aid childbirth …   Wiktionary

  • symphysis pubis — noun Etymology: New Latin, literally, symphysis of the pubes : pubic symphysis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Symphysis pubis dysfunction — (SPD) is most commonly associated with pregnancy and childbirth. It is a condition that causes excessive movement of the symphysis pubis, either anterior or lateral, as well as associated pain. SPD is a dysfunction that is associated with pelvic… …   Wikipedia

  • Diastasis symphysis pubis — Classification and external resources Post traumatic diastasis of symphysis pubis MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • Pubis (bone) — Bone: Pubic of pelvis Pelvic girdle …   Wikipedia

  • symphysis —   n. (pl. ses ) fixed articulation of two bones, especially by cartilaginous pad.    ♦ symphysis menti, symphysis of two lower jawbones at chin.    ♦ symphysis pubis, symphysis of two pubic bones.    ♦ symphytic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • symphysis — 1. [NA] Form of cartilaginous joint in which union between two bones is effected by means of fibrocartilage. SYN: amphiarthrosis. 2. A union, meeting point, or commissure of any two structures. 3. A pathologic adhesion or growing together. SYN:… …   Medical dictionary

  • pubis — The anteroinferior portion of the hip bone, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ilium and ischium; it is composed of a body that articulates with its fellow at the symphysis p., and two rami; the superior ramus enters into the …   Medical dictionary

  • Pubis — Menschliche Beckenhälfte von der Seite. Das Schambein ist der linke vordere Abschnitt. Das Schambein (lat. Os pubis) ist ein platter, winkelförmiger Knochen und Teil des Beckens. Es ist beidseitig vorhanden, wobei beide Schambeine in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pubis — n.; pl. pubes a bone forming the lower and anterior part of each side of the hip bone (see also pelvis). The two pubes meet at the front of the pelvis at the pubic symphysis. See also: pubes …   The new mediacal dictionary

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