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distal

 [dis´tal]
remote; farther from any point of reference.

dis·tal

(dis'tăl),
1. Situated away from the center of the body, or from the point of origin; specifically applied to the extremity or distant part of a limb or organ. Synonym(s): distalis [TA]
2. In dentistry, away from the median sagittal plane of the face, following the curvature of the dental arch.
[L. distalis]

distal

/dis·tal/ (-t'l) remote; farther from any point of reference.

distal

(dĭs′təl)
adj.
1. Anatomically located far from a point of reference, such as an origin or a point of attachment.
2. Situated farthest from the middle and front of the jaw, as a tooth or tooth surface.

dis′tal·ly adv.

distal

[dis′təl]
Etymology: L, distare, to be distant
1 away from or the farthest from a point of origin or attachment.
2 away from or the farthest from the midline or a central point, as a distal phalanx. Compare proximal.

distal

adjective Located away from a midline or origin from a reference point.

dis·tal

(dis'tăl)
1. Situated away from the center of the body, or from the point of origin; specifically applied to the extremity or distant part of a limb or organ.
2. dentistry Away from the median sagittal plane of the face, following the curvature of the dental arch.
Synonym(s): distalis.
[L. distalis]

distal

Situated at a point beyond, or away from, any reference point such as the centre of the body. Thus, the hand is distal to the elbow. Compare PROXIMAL.

distal

furthermost from the body in any structure, or furthest from the centre of the system concerned. For example, the finger is at the distal end of the human arm. Compare PROXIMAL.

Distal

Movement away from the origin.

distal

located away from the centre or point of origin, e.g. an extremity or distant part

distal (disˑ·tl),

adj pertaining to an area relatively farther from the center.

distal

Farthest from a central point. See proximal.

dis·tal

(dis'tăl)
1. In dentistry, away from the median sagittal plane of the face, following curvature of dental arch.
2. [TA] Situated away from center of the body or point of origin; specifically applied to extremity or distant part of a limb or organ.
Synonym(s): distalis [TA] .
[L. distalis]

distal

(dis´təl),
adj away from the median sagittal plane of the face and following the curvature of the dental arch.
distal end,
adj the most posterior part of a removable dental restoration or denture flange.

distal

remote; farther from any point of reference. See also direction.

distal convoluted tubule
the part of the renal tubular system interposed between the nephron loop and the arched collecting tubule. See also convoluted tubules.
distal interphalangeal joints
see Table 11.
distal phalanx
third phalanx.
distal sesamoid
navicular bone in the horse.
distal tarsal bones
the tarsal bones adjacent to the metatarsals.

Patient discussion about distal

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