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(dēp), [TA]
Situated at a deeper level in relation to a specific reference point. Compare: superficialis.
Synonym(s): profundus [TA]


(dēp) situated far beneath the surface; not superficial.

Fascia, deep

A fibrous layer of tissue that envelopes muscles.
Mentioned in: Flesh-Eating Disease


adj positioned internally at or toward the center. Also called

Patient discussion about deep

Q. Are long flights dangerous? I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?

A. Do other relatives of yours have blood clotting problems too, like your aunt? You should tell a doctor about the problem your aunt had and ask if it's genetic.

Q. How can I prevent blood clots? I am 45 years old and am supposed to go on a business trip overseas. The flight itself is 12 hours long and then I have to continue traveling by bus. Could this cause me to have blood clots? If so, how can I prevent it?

A. Always walk as much as you can on the plane. Also, rotate your ankels in circles. Sometimes try to use your ankels and make the alphabet with them. Have fun..

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Many of the corals and sponges are crushed and not pulled to the surface and counted by observers, and scientists are only beginning to document how widespread deep-sea corals are.
That is precisely the aim of the new draft regulationthat establishes a framework for fishing for deep-sea species in the North-East Atlantic in EU waters, including the outermost regions of Spain and Portugal, and in international waters.
An immediate implication of this discovery is that there is an urgent need to classify the area as a deep-sea reserve, as are other coral reef areas around the world," explained Makovsky.
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It is incredible that the Albatross collection is still yielding new information, even though it is over 100 years since this survey of deep-sea life began," she added.
Deep-sea vents spew sulfur compounds that power such communities, but Smith's team had discovered a distinct deep-sea ecosystem as unexpected as the vent communities were a decade before.
The theory that life on Earth began around a volcano, perhaps at the deep-sea vents where molten lava boils through the ocean floor, has been bolstered by the chemical reconstruction of an essential step in the metabolism of living cells.
In many respects, deep-sea ecosystems are among the most pristine and least-threatened habitats on earth.