atlantooccipital

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atlanto- +‎ occipital

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atlantooccipital (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) situated between the superior articular facets of the atlas and the condyles of the occipital bone
    • 2015 June 4, Norma Carrillo-Munguía et al., “Tramadol and Tramadol+Caffeine Synergism in the Rat Formalin Test Are Mediated by Central Opioid and Serotonergic Mechanisms”, in BioMed Research International[1], volume 2015, DOI:10.1155/2015/686424:
      Briefly, the rats were chronically implanted with catheters; they were anesthetized with ketamine and xylazine (75 mg/kg, 12 mg/kg, resp.), were placed in a stereotaxic frame, and underwent surgical procedures that exposed the atlantooccipital membrane by means of an incision in the neck.

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