What is extremity?

  • (noun): That part of a limb that is farthest from the torso.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on extremity:

New French Extremity - Political Controversy
... While films associated with the New French Extremity are unified by their transgressive content, critics and scholars have also highlighted their tendency to incorporate social and ... Writer and film scholar Jon Towlson says that "the New French Extremity movement, can.. ... Still, films of the New French Extremity do not appear to reflect a unified social or political platform ...
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Type I - Presentation
... Tremors usually affect one extremity, primarily the upper limb, and eventually involve the entire voluntary motor system ... Overall, the lower extremity is usually disturbed less often than the upper extremity ...
Lower Extremity Of Femur
... The lower extremity of the femur (or distal extremity), larger than the upper extremity of femur, is somewhat cuboid in form, but its transverse ...
Body Of Talus - Additional Images
... Bones of lower limbs (TA A02.5.04–18, GA 2.242–277) Femur upper extremity head fovea neck greater trochanter trochanteric fossa lesser trochanter ...
Lower Extremity Of Radius - Additional Images
... medial/vertebral) angles (superior, inferior, lateral) Humerus upper extremity necks (anatomical, surgical) tubercles (greater, lesser) intertubercular sulcus ...

More definitions of "extremity":

  • (noun): The outermost or farthest region or point.
  • (noun): An external body part that projects from the body.
    Synonyms: appendage, member
  • (noun): The greatest or utmost degree.
    Example: "The extremity of despair"
  • (noun): An extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease).

Famous quotes containing the word extremity:

    Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity.
    John Flavel (1630–1691)

    How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine the highest earthly felicity was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering.
    Catherine E. Beecher (1800–1878)

    But before the extremity of the Cape had completely sunk, it appeared like a filmy sliver of land lying flat on the ocean, and later still a mere reflection of a sand-bar on the haze above. Its name suggests a homely truth, but it would be more poetic if it described the impression which it makes on the beholder.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)