maybe i'm just a dumb grunt (army nursing student) but, one of my instuctors here posted a question for the class 3 months ago and we still have been unable to ascertain an answer...
what does the phlebostatic axis point to?
i know the phlebostatic axis is a reference point that points to the RA but, our instructor was/is looking for something more specific.
thanx for any help.
Let me try again....
Does the instructor mean what is "level" with the phlebostatic axis? Such as if you were to hold a yard stick perpendicular to this reference point what would be at the end of the yard stick opposite the phlebostatic axis?
Or as seems to be the obvious - what anatomical structure(s) are at the phlebostatic axis?
Weird way to word that question.
Or maybe the instructor is looking for a very specific definition of what is measured using the phlebostatic axis. Like: Storm clouds point to rain.
Last edit by begalli on Aug 5, '06