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circumflex

 [ser´kum-fleks]
curved like a bow.

cir·cum·flex

(ser'kŭm-fleks),
Describing an arc of a circle or that which winds around something; denotes several anatomic structures: arteries, veins, nerves, and muscles.
[circum- + L. flexus, to bend]

circumflex

/cir·cum·flex/ (serk´um-fleks) curved like a bow.

circumflex

(sûr′kəm-flĕks′)
n.
Any of several marks, especially (^), used over a vowel in certain languages or in phonetic keys to indicate quality of pronunciation.
adj.
1. Having this mark.
2. Curving around: a circumflex blood vessel.

circumflex

[sur′kəmfleks]
Etymology: L, circum, around, flexcere, to bend
winding around; pertaining to blood vessels or nerves that wind around other body structures, as in the circumflex coronary artery.

cir·cum·flex

(sĭr'kŭm-fleks)
Describing an arc of a circle or that which winds around something; denotes several anatomic structures: arteries, veins, nerves, and muscles.
[circum- + L. flexus, to bend]

circumflex

Bent into the form of an arc or circle.

circumflex

curved like a bow.
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Branches from the first segment of circumflex artery
2,3) Absence of left circumflex is a very rare anomaly, being reported in only a few cases.
METHODS Continuous 18-lead electrocardiograms, including standard 12-lead, right ventricular, and posterior leads, were recorded in 38 and 50 subjects' undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions in the right coronary artery and the circumflex artery, respectively.
A leison leading to 80% stenosis in circumflex artery was observed and found to be suitable for concomittant bypass surgery on beating heart.
To discriminate them, an extended vowel should be marked by a circumflex, a thin sound by two dots, and may the normal sound be without any [marking].
The posterobasal portion of the heart represents the zone of insertion of the ventricles on atrioventricular groove and heart cytoskeleton, and it is surrounded by important structures such as the posterior mitral annulus and leaflet on the inside, and the terminal branches of left circumflex coronary artery, right coronary artery, and coronary sinus on the outside.
Smith said physicians tried to perform angioplasty Tuesday on Anderson's circumflex artery, but ``it didn't work well'' because the blockage was ``too hard to penetrate.
Brevini calls Consonni's poetry "breezy," as wide open as the grave accent on the e and o or the circumflex on the tonic vowel e, as in paoi vecc, or as in these three splendid lines from "Vecc" (Old Folks): "So la porta / i ginoecc / spungen ul vent, "which the author himself translates as "On the doorway / the knees / goad the wind.
2 compares the cardiac distribution of cTnI and cTnT determined by Western blot analyses for the control pigs and the left circumflex coronary artery-occluded pigs.
The location of the saphenous vein graft treated with the eSVS MESH will be randomized to either the right or circumflex coronary artery bed.
At age 31 years, he was found to have severe mitral regurgitation and underwent mitral valve replacement with inadvertent left circumflex coronary artery injury, resulting in one-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting.
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was performed to better visualize the aorta and revealed multiple aneurysms in the LMCA and the proximal portions of the left anterior descending and circumflex arteries that were partially thrombosed (Fig.