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What does AO stand for?

AO stands for Atlanto-Occipital (joint)

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Bronchoscopes are generally designed to be introduced via the mouth with atlanto-occipital extension and neck flexion and thus, the introduction of a bronchoscope via a neck stoma is challenging and sometimes impossible due to obstruction by the chin.
Nash L, Nicholson H, Lee AS, Johnson GM and Zhang M (2005): Configuration of the connective tissue in the posterior atlanto-occipital interspace: a sheet plastination and confocal microscopy study.
Abstract: Myelography was evaluated in 12 domestic pigeons (Columba livia) by injecting an iodinated contrast medium (iohexol) at the atlanto-occipital space into the cerebellomedullary cistern.
These myalgic disturbances are called "the ocular-cervical syndrome" which consists of a pressure sensibility of the atlanto-occipital articulation, trochlealgia (neuralgia of ciliary nerves), and myalgia of the obliquus superior and of the rectus inferior muscles.