The gynecoid pelvis is one that is generally characteristic of a woman in its bone structure and therefore its shape. Gynecoid means like a woman, womanly, female.
The gynecoid pelvis is more delicate, wider and not as high as the male pelvis. The angle of the female pubic arch is wide and round. The female sacrum is wider than the male’s and the iliac bone is flatter. The pelvic basin of the female is more spacious and less funnel-shaped.
From a purely anatomic viewpoint, the female pelvis is better suited to accommodate the fetus during pregnancy and permit the baby to be born.
- Pelvis, male
The lower part of the abdomen that is located between the hip bones in a male. The male pelvis is more robust, narrower, and taller than the female pelvis. The angle of the male pubic arch and the sacrum are narrower as well.
One of a group of chronic, relapsing autoimmune skin diseases that cause blisters and erosions of the skin and mucous membranes. The immune system mistakenly regards the cells in the skin and mucous membranes as foreign and attacks them. Treatment may be with corticosteroids such as prednisone or immunosuppressive agents.
- Pendred syndrome
Autosomal recessive with both seemingly normal parents carrying a copy of the Pendred syndrome (PDS) gene and each of their children having a 1 in 4 (25%) risk of inheriting both parental PDS genes and suffering from the syndrome. Pendred syndrome was clinically recognized and concisely described in 1896 by the English general practitioner Vaughan […]
The likelihood that a given gene will result in disease.
- Penetrant trait
A genetic trait (characteristic) that is present in the genome and manifests itself in the individual. By contrast, a nonpenetrant trait is one that, although present, does not manifest itself. If, for example, 100 people have a particular genetic trait but only 80 of them express it, the penetrance of that trait is 80%. The […]