Slang for the pectoral muscles, muscles of the “anterior chest” (the front of the chest). The Latin “pectus” means “chest.”
- Pectoral muscles
Muscles of the “anterior chest” (the front of the chest). Familiarly called the pecs. The Latin “pectus” means “chest.”
- Pectoralis muscle absence with syndactyly
191, 1841). Poland became a celebrated surgeon and ophthalmologist but had to retire in 1867 due to a chronic cough. He died in 1872 at the age of 51 of “consumption of the lungs” (pulmonary tuberculosis). Although Poland could never have discovered this syndrome without George Elt, Mr. Elt has not been credited nor has […]
- Pectus carinatum
Pigeon-breasted. In Latin “pectus” means “chest” and “carina” keel = a chest shaped like the keel of a boat (looking at the keel from outside the boat). While it is generally asymptomatic, patients may be short of breath and feel heart palpitations. Wheezing, asthma and pulmonary problems may occur.
- Pectus excavatum
Caved-in or funnel chest. The Latin “pectus” means “chest.” The chest is excavated. It looks as if it has been dug or hollowed out. A congenital malformation of the chest wall characterized by a funnel-shaped depression with its apex over the lower end of the sternum. It is caused by shortening of the central portion […]
- Pediatric arthritis
Arthritis, systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid.