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skinfold thickness


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Index of subcutaneous fat and hence body fat content. Measured at four sites: biceps (midpoint of front upper arm), triceps (midpoint of back upper arm), subscapular (directly below point of shoulder blade at angle of 45 degrees), supra-iliac (directly above iliac crest in mid-axillary line). Rapid surveys often involve only biceps. See also anthropometry.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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