Occiput

The occiput is the anatomical term for the posterior (back) portion of the head or skull. In insects, the occiput is the posterior part of the head capsule.

The word occipital pertains to the occiput.


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Presentation (obstetrics) - Related Obstetrical Terms - Position
... lie Left occipitoanterior (LOA)—the occiput is close to the vagina (hence known as vertex presentation) faces anteriorly (forward with mother standing) and towards left ... Right occipitoanterior (ROA)—the occiput faces anteriorly and towards right ... Left occipitoposterior (LOP)—the occiput faces posteriorly (behind) and towards left ...
Cephalic Presentation - Classification - Vertex Presentation
... In the vertex presentation the occiput typically is anterior and thus in an optimal position to negotiate the pelvic curve by extending the head ... In an occiput posterior position, labor becomes prolonged and more operative interventions are deemed necessary ... The prevalence of the persistent occiput posterior is given as 4.7 % The vertex presentations are further classified according the position of the occiput, it ...
Position (obstetrics) - Positions
... Description Left occipitoanterior LOA occiput, as against the buttocks, is close to the vagina (hence known as vertex presentation) faces anteriorly (forward with ... Right occipitoanterior ROA occiput faces anteriorly and towards right ... Left occipitoposterior occiput faces posteriorly (behind) and towards left ...
Canine Terminology - Parts of The Body - Head - Occiput
... The occiput in dog terms is the bump or protuberance clearly seen at the back of the skull in some breeds like the English Setter and Bloodhound ... length of a dog's skull, they rarely include the occiput in this measurement ... The Occiput has many nerve endings and stimulates calming effects to do with the flight or fight system ...
Occiput - Clinical Significance
... Trauma to the occiput can cause a basilar skull fracture ... Prominent occiput is a feature of Trisomy 18 (Edward's Syndrome), along with small jaw, low-set ears, and mental retardation ... Identification of the location of the fetal occiput is important in obstetrics ...