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process

 [pros´es]
1. a prominence or projection, as from a bone.
2. a series of operations or events leading to achievement of a specific result.
3. to subject to such a series to produce desired changes.
acromial process acromion.
altered family p's former name for the nursing diagnosis interrupted family processes.
alveolar process the part of the bone in either the maxilla or mandible that surrounds and supports the teeth.
basilar process a quadrilateral plate of the occipital bone projecting superiorly and anteriorly from the foramen magnum.
calcaneal process of cuboid bones a process projecting posteriorly from the inferomedial angle of the cuboid bone that supports the anterior calcaneus.
caudate process the right of the two processes on the caudate lobe of the liver.
ciliary p's meridionally arranged ridges or folds projecting from the crown of the ciliary body.
clinoid process any of three processes of the sphenoid bone (anterior, medial, and posterior).
coracoid process a curved process arising from the upper neck of the scapula and overhanging the shoulder joint; called also coracoid.
coronoid process
1. the anterior part of the upper end of the ramus of the mandible.
2. a projection at the proximal end of the ulna.
disturbed thought p's a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the experiencing by an individual of disruption in cognitive operations and activities; it is related to various mental and personality disorders. Contributing factors include physiologic changes, psychologic conflicts, memory loss, impaired judgment, and sleep deprivation. Defining characteristics include inaccurate interpretation of the environment; cognitive dissonance; distractibility; decreased ability to grasp ideas; impaired ability to make decisions, solve problems, or reason; disorientation to time, place, person, circumstances, or events; and inappropriate or nonreality-based thinking.
dysfunctional family p's: alcoholism a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as psychosocial, spiritual, and physiological functions of the family unit that are chronically disorganized, leading to conflict, denial of problems, resistance to change, ineffective problem solving, and a series of self-perpetuating crises. See also alcoholism.
ensiform process xiphoid process.
ethmoid process a bony projection above and behind the maxillary process of the inferior nasal concha.
family p's the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit; nursing diagnoses include dysfunctional family processes: alcoholism and interrupted family processes.
frontonasal process frontonasal prominence.
interrupted family p's a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a change in family relationships and/or functioning.
malar process zygomatic process of the maxilla.
mammillary process a tubercle on each superior articular process of a lumbar vertebra.
mandibular process mandibular prominence.
mastoid process a conical projection at the base of the mastoid portion of the temporal bone.
maxillary process
2. a bony process descending from the ethmoid process of the inferior nasal concha.
nursing process see nursing process.
odontoid process a toothlike projection of the axis that articulates with the atlas.
pterygoid process either of the two processes of the sphenoid bone, descending from the points of junction of the great wings and the body of the bone, and each consisting of a lateral and a medial plate.
spinous process of vertebra a part of a vertebra projecting backward from the arch, giving attachment to muscles of the back.
styloid process a long, pointed projection, particularly a long spine projecting downward from the inferior surface of the temporal bone.
temporal process the posterior blunt process of the zygomatic bone that articulates with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone to form the zygomatic arch.
uncinate process any hooklike process, as of vertebrae, the lacrimal bone, or the pancreas.
xiphoid process the pointed process of cartilage, supported by a core of bone, connected with the lower end of the sternum; called also xiphoid.
The xiphoid process. Redrawn from Applegate, 1995.
zygomatic process a projection in three parts, from the frontal bone, temporal bone, and maxilla, by which they articulate with the zygomatic bone (see Appendix 3-3).

pro·cess

(prō'ses, pros'es), Avoid the mispronunciation prŏs'ĕ-sēz of the plural of this word.
1. anatomy a projection or outgrowth. Synonym(s): processus [TA]
2. A method or mode of action used in the attainment of a certain result.
3. An advance, progress, or method, as of a disease.
4. A pathologic condition or disease.
5. dentistry a series of operations that convert a wax pattern, such as that of a denture base, into a solid denture base of another material.
[L. processus, an advance, progress, process, fr. pro-cedo, pp. -cessus, to go forward]

process

/proc·ess/ (pros´es)
1. a prominence or projection, as from a bone.
2. a series of operations, events, or steps leading to achievement of a specific result; also, to subject to such a series to produce desired changes.

acromial process  acromion.
alveolar process  the part of the bone in either the maxilla or mandible surrounding and supporting the teeth.
basilar process  a quadrilateral plate of the occipital bone projecting superiorly and anteriorly from the foramen magnum.
caudate process  the right of the two processes on the caudate lobe of the liver.
ciliary processes  meridionally arranged ridges or folds projecting from the crown of the ciliary body.
clinoid process  any of the three (anterior, medial, and posterior) processes of the sphenoid bone.
coracoid process  a curved process arising from the upper neck of the scapula and overhanging the shoulder joint.
coronoid process 
1. the anterior part of the upper end of the ramus of the mandible.
2. a projection at the proximal end of the ulna.
ensiform process of sternum  xiphoid p.
ethmoid process  a bony projection above and behind the maxillary process of the inferior nasal concha.
falciform process 
1. (of fascia lata) the lateral margin of the saphenous hiatus.
2. (of pelvic fascia) thickening of the superior fascia, from the ischial spine to the pubis.
frontonasal process  see under prominence.
funicular process  the portion of the tunica vaginalis surrounding the spermatic cord.
lacrimal process  a process of the inferior nasal concha that articulates with the lacrimal bone.
malar process  zygomatic p. of maxilla.
mammillary process  a tubercle on the superior articular process of each lumbar vertebra.
mandibular process  see under prominence.
mastoid process  the conical projection at the base of the mastoid portion of the temporal bone.
maxillary process 
1. see under prominence.
2. (of inferior nasal concha): a bony process descending from the ethmoid process of the inferior nasal concha.
nasal process, lateral  see under prominence.
nasal process, medial  see under prominence.
odontoid process of axis  a toothlike projection of the axis that articulates with the atlas.
pterygoid process  one of the wing-shaped processes of the sphenoid.
spinous process  spine (1).
spinous process of vertebrae  a part of the vertebrae projecting backward from the arches, giving attachment to the back muscles.
styloid process  a long, pointed projection, especially a long spine projecting downward from the inferior surface of the temporal bone.
uncinate process  any hooklike process, as of a vertebra, the lacrimal bone, or the pancreas.
xiphoid process  the pointed process of cartilage, supported by a core of bone, connected with the lower end of the sternum.
zygomatic process  a projection in three parts, from the frontal bone, temporal bone, and maxilla, by which each articulates with the zygomatic bone.

process

(prŏs′ĕs′, prō′sĕs′)
n.
1. Advance or progress, as of a disease.
2. An outgrowth of tissue; a projecting part, as of a bone.

proc′ess adj.
proc′ess v.

process

[pros′əs]
Etymology: L, processus
1 n, a series of related events that follow in sequence from a particular state or condition to a conclusion or resolution.
2 n, a natural growth that projects from a bone or other part.
3 v, to put through a particular series of interdependent steps, as in preparing a chemical compound.

process

Vox populi A manner of performing a procedure or activity. See Activated sludge process, Bioprocess, Cosmetic suturing process, Cyclodestructive process, Due process, Foot process, Graduation process, Hoffman quadrinity process, Identity process, Inner self-healing process, Markov process, Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz process, Mastoid process, Multirule process, Nonspecific anatomic process, Odontoid process, Primary process, Rating process, Sand process, Sauvé-Kapanji process, Secondary process.

pro·cess

(pros'es)
1. anatomy A projection or outgrowth.
Synonym(s): processus [TA] .
2. A method or mode of action used in the attainment of a certain result.
3. A natural progression, development, or sequence of events, as in the progress of a disease.
See also: processus
4. A pathologic condition or disease.
5. dentistry A series of operations that convert a wax pattern, such as that of a denture base, into a solid denture base of another material.

process

(pros'es?) [L. processus, going forwards, an advance]
1. A method of action.
2. The state of progress of a disease.
3. A projection or outgrowth of bone or tissue.
4. A series of steps or events that lead to achievement of specific results.

acromial process

Acromion.

acromion process

Acromion.

alar process

The process of the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone that articulates with the frontal bone.

aliform process

Wing of the sphenoid bone.

alveolar process

The portion of the mandible and maxilla containing the tooth sockets. Synonym: alveolar bone

articular process of vertebra

One of four small, flat processes (two superior and two inferior) by which vertebrae articulate with each other.

basilar process

The narrow part of the base of the occipital bone, in front of the foramen magnum, articulating with the sphenoid bone. Synonym: pars basilaris ossis occipitalis

caudate process

The process of the caudate lobe of the liver extending under the right lobe.

ciliary process

One of about 70 prominent meridional ridges projecting from the corona ciliaris of the choroid coat of the eye to which the suspensory ligament of the lens is attached. These have the same structure as the rest of the choroid and secrete aqueous humor, which nourishes neighboring parts, the cornea, and lens.

clinoid process

Any of three pairs of bony processes on the top of the body of the sphenoid bone, overhanging the edges of the sella turcica.

condyloid process

A posterior process on the superior border of the ramus of the mandible consisting of a capitulum and neck. It articulates with the mandibular fossa of the temporal bone.
See: mandible for illus

coracoid process

A beak-shaped process extending upward and laterally from the neck of the scapula. The coracoid process is not part of any bone-to-bone articulation although the coracoclavicular ligament holds the clavicle against the acromium of the scapula. The muscles attaching to the coracoid process are the pectoralis major, coracobrachialis, and the short head of the biceps brachii.
See: scapula

coronoid process

1. The process on the proximal end of the ulna that forms the anterior portion of the semilunar notch.
2. The process on the anterior upper end of the ramus of the mandible that serves for attachment of the temporalis muscle.
See: mandible for illus

due process

The standard or customary application of prevailing laws or rules and the protections that follow from their application.

ensiform process

Xiphoid process.

ethmoidal process

A small process on the superior border of the inferior concha that articulates with the uncinate process of the ethmoid.

falciform process

An extension of the posterior edge of the sacrotuberous ligament to the ramus of the ischium.

frontal process

An upward projection of the maxilla that articulates with the frontal bone; forms part of the orbit and nasal fossa.

frontonasal process

In the area of the primitive mouth of the embryo, a median swelling that is the precursor of the nose, upper lip, and front part of the palate.

frontosphenoidal process

The upward-projecting process of the zygomatic bone.

funicular process

The part of the tunica vaginalis that covers the spermatic cord.

head process

An axial strand of cells in vertebrate embryos extending forward from the primitive knot. It forms a primitive axis about which the embryo differentiates.

horizontal process

The part of the palatine bone that fuses with its counterpart at the midline to form the dorsal extension of the hard palate.

infraorbital process

The medially projecting process of the zygomatic bone that articulates with the maxilla. It forms the inferior lateral margin of orbit.

jugal process

A temporal bone process forming the zygomatic arch.

jugular process

A process of the occipital bone lying lateral to the occipital condyle.

lacrimal process

A short process of the inferior concha that articulates with the lacrimal bone.

lenticular process

A knob on the incus, an auditory ossicle. articulating with the stapes.

malar process

A projection from the maxilla that articulates with the zygomatic bone.

mandibular process

The posterior portion of the first branchial arch from which the lower jaw develops.

mastoid process

A horn-shaped process of the mastoid portion of the temporal bone extending downward and forward behind the external auditory meatus. It serves for attachment of the sternocleidomastoid, splenius capitis, and longissimus capitis muscles.

maxillary process

1. The anterior portion of the first branchial arch, which, with medial nasal processes, forms the upper jaw.
2. The process of the inferior nasal concha extending laterally and covering the orifice of the antrum.
3. A process on the anterior border of the perpendicular portion of the palatine bone.

nursing process

See: nursing process
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ODONTOID PROCESS: articulation of atlas and axis

odontoid process

A toothlike process extending upward from the axis and about which the atlas rotates. Synonym: dens See: illustration

olecranon process

Olecranon.

orbicular process

Lenticular process.

orbital process

1. The process at the tip of the perpendicular portion of the palatine bone directed upward and backward.
2. The process of the zygomatic bone that forms the anterior boundary of the temporal fossa.

palatine process

A process extending transversely from the medial surface of the maxilla. With the corresponding process from the other side, it forms the major portion of the hard palate.

postglenoid process

The process of the temporal bone separating the mandibular fossa from the external acoustic meatus.

pterygoid process

The process of the sphenoid bone extending downward from the junction of the body and great wing. It consists of the lateral and medial pterygoid plates, which are fused at the top. The top of the pterygoid process is pierced by the pterygoid canal.

spinous process

The prominence at the posterior part of each vertebra.

spinous process of vertebrae

The posteriormost part of a vertebra. This spine projects back and serves as a point of attachment for muscles of the back.

styloid process

1. A pointed process of the temporal bone, projecting downward, and to which some of the muscles of the tongue are attached.
2. A pointed projection behind the head of the fibula.
3. A protuberance on the outer portion of the distal end of the radius.
4. An ulnar projection on the inner side of the distal end.

transverse process

The process extending laterally and dorsally from the arch of a vertebra.

unciform process

1. Long thin lamina of bone from the orbital plate of the ethmoid articulating with the inferior turbinate.
2. The hook at the anterior end of the hippocampal gyrus.
3. The hooked end of the unciform bone.

uncinate process of the ethmoid bone

A sickle-shaped bony process on the medial wall of the ethmoidal labyrinth below the concha.

vermiform process

Vermiform appendix.

vocal process

The process of the arytenoid cartilage that serves for attachment of the vocal cord.

xiphoid process

The lowest portion of the sternum; a sword-shaped cartilaginous process supported by bone. No ribs attach to the xiphoid process; however, some abdominal muscles are attached. The xiphoid process ossifies in the aged
Synonym: ensiform process; xiphisternum

process

any method of operation in the manufacture of a substance or bacterium.

process

bony projection

pro·cess

(pros'es)
1. In dentistry, series of operations that convert a wax pattern, such as that of a denture base, into a solid denture base of another material.
See: dental curing
2. In anatomy, a projection or outgrowth.
3. A pathologic condition or disease.

process (pros´es, prō´ses),

n 1. in anatomy, a marked prominence or projection of a bone.
2. in microanatomy, a protrusion of tissue.
3. in dentistry, a series of operations that convert a wax pattern, such as that of a denture base, into a solid denture base of another material. See also denture curing.
process, alveolar,
n the portion of the maxillae or mandible that forms the dental arch and serves as a bony investment for the teeth. Its cortical covering is continuous with the compact bone of the body of the maxillae or mandible, whereas its trabecular portion is continuous with the spongy bone of the body of the jaws. See also ridge, alveolar.
process, condyloid
n a projection of the mandible arising on the posterosuperior aspect of the mandibular ramus. It consists of a neck and an elliptically shaped head or condyle that enters into the formation of the temporomandibular joint in conjunction with the articular disk and the glenoid fossa of the temporal bone.
process, coronoid,
n the thin, triangular, rounded eminence originating from the anterosuperior surface of the ramus of the mandible. Provides insertion for the temporal muscle.
process, dehiscence of alveolar,
process, fenestration of alveolar
n a circumscribed opening, located in the cortical plate over the root, that does not communicate with the crestal margin.
process, hamular
n (pterygoid process) the pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone; appears as a vertical projection distal to the maxillary tuberosity.
process, horizontal resorptive,
n the pattern of bone resorption, occurring with periodontal disease, in which the resultant level of bone is more or less flat or level in nature.
process, inferior articular,
n the natural growth of bone that convexly projects in a forward lateral direction from the lumbar vertebrae.
process, lateral nasal,
n the triangular cartilage that spans the bridge of the nose and is attached below the nasal bone and the front of the maxilla.
process, mandibular,
n the stage of embryonic development during which two sections of the first branchial arch come together to create the mandibular arch.
process, maxillary,
n the stage of embryonic development during which a prominence off of the first branchial arch unites with the corresponding median nasal prominence to form the upper jaw.
process, medial nasal,
n a protrusion of tissue located midline to the olfactory pits during embryonic development from which the tip of the nose and philtrum of the lip develop.
process, neck of condyloid,
n the part of the condyloid process that connects the condyle to the main part of the ramus.
process, odontoblastic
n a structure of the tooth formed during dentogenesis. It becomes encased by predentin that eventually calcifies.
process, pterygoid
n See process, hamular.
process, Tomes',
n a narrow extension of the ameloblast from which the enamel matrix is secreted.

process

1. a prominence or projection, as from a bone.
2. a series of operations or events leading to achievement of a specific result; also, to subject to such a series to produce desired changes.

accessory vertebral process
a process which protrudes backwards from the vertebral arch of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae and overlap the succeeding vertebra in dogs and some other species.
acromial process
acromion.
alveolar process
the part of the bone in either the maxilla or mandible that surrounds and supports the teeth.
anconeal process
the point of the elbow; a prolongation vertically of the ulna.
articular process
one of the pair of processes at each end of a typical vertebrae which articulate with adjacent vertebral articular processes.
arytenoid cartilage corniculate process
a horn-like process which extends dorsomedially and forms one side of the caudal margin of the entrance to the larynx.
basihyoid lingual process
a median process which projects from the basihyoid bone into the root of the tongue in the horse and cow.
basilar process
a quadrilateral plate of the occipital bone projecting superiorly and anteriorly from the foramen magnum.
caudate process
the right of the two processes on the caudate lobe of the liver.
ciliary p's
meridionally arranged ridges or folds projecting from the crown of the ciliary body.
clinoid process
any of the three (anterior, medial and posterior) processes of the sphenoid bone.
condylar process
carries the articular surface with which the mandible articulates with the temporal bone at the temporomandibular joint.
coracoid process
a small curved process arising from the glenoid rim and neck of the scapula; called also coracoid; large in humans and animals with large clavicles.
coronoid process
1. the anterior part of the upper end of the ramus of the mandible.
2. a projection at the proximal end of the ulna. See also coronoid process.
distal phalangeal extensor process
the process on the dorsal border of the distal phalanx to which the common digital extensor tendon is attached.
ensiform process
xiphoid process.
ethmoid process
a bony projection above and behind the maxillary process of the inferior nasal concha of some species.
frontal process
1. of the zygomatic bone forms the anterior part of the zygomatic process.
2. a cone-shaped mass of red vascular tissue that lies across the base of the turkey's beak. Called also snood, nasal comb.
frontal bone cornual process
the bony core of the horn which projects from the frontal bone.
frontonasal process
an expansive facial process in the embryo that develops into the forehead and upper part of the nose.
malar process
zygomatic process of the maxilla.
mamillary process
a tubercle on each cranial articular process of a lumbar vertebra.
mandibular angular process
a process which protrudes from the ventral caudal angle of the mandible, and acts as the attachment of the digastric muscle.
mastoid process
a conical projection at the base of mastoid portion of temporal bone.
odontoid process
a toothlike projection of the axis that articulates with the atlas. See also dens.
paracondylar process
a prominent process lateral to the occipital condyle at the caudal extremity of the skull.
pterygoid process
one of the wing-shaped processes of the sphenoid bone.
retroarticular process
a flange of bone which protrudes ventrally from the caudal end of the zygomatic arch; carries part of the articular surface of the temporomandibular joint on its rostral edge.
spinous process of vertebrae
a dorsal median process of a vertebra giving attachment to muscles of the back.
styloid process
a long, pointed projection, particularly a long spine projecting downward from the inferior surface of the temporal bone.
suprahamate process
a flat, caudally directed process on the acromion of cats and some other species.
tail vertebral hemal process
paired ventral processes of the more cranial tail vertebrae; the coccygeal vessels run between them.
uncinate process
any hooklike process, as of vertebrae, the lacrimal bone, or the pancreas.
urethral process
an extension of the urethra beyond the end of the glans penis in the male horse, sheep and goat. In the horse it is buried in a deep recess. In the small ruminants it is a thin, loose, wormlike appendage.
xiphoid process
the caudal sternebra, consisting of a rod of bone that typically supports a xiphoid cartilage. Called also xiphoid.
zygomatic process
a projection from the frontal or temporal bone, or from the maxilla, by which they articulate with the zygoma.

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