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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).

maxillary prominence

the dorsal prominence formed by bifurcation of the first pharyngeal arch in the embryo; it unites with the ipsilateral medial nasal process to form the upper jaw.
Synonym(s): maxillary process

maxillary process

Etymology: L, maxilla, upper jaw, processus
1 the alveolar process of the upper jaw that contains the tooth sockets.
2 the frontal process that extends upward to articulate with the frontal and nasal bones.
3 the palatine process that helps form the hard palate.
4 the zygomatic process, or anterior surface, that articulates with the zygomatic bone.

maxillary process

A triangular process that grows caudally from the cephalic face of the dorsal end of the first branchial (pharyngeal) arch, fusing with the lateral nasal process. Part of the dorsal aspect becomes chondrified, which may be a rudimentary incus.

max·il·lary pro·cess

(mak'si-lar-ē pro'ses)
A thin plate of irregular form projecting from the middle of the upper border of the inferior concha, articulating with the maxilla bone and partly closing the orifice of the maxillary sinus.

max·il·lary pro·cess

(mak'si-lar-ē pro'ses)
A thin plate of irregular form projecting from the middle of the upper border of the inferior concha, articulating with the maxilla bone and partly closing the orifice of the maxillary sinus.

maxillary

emanating from or pertaining to the maxilla.

maxillary collapse
includes failure of the maxilla to grow, as in achondroplastic dwarfism, or atrophy due to turbinate atrophy, as in atrophic rhinitis. The result is a dishing or depression of the face.
maxillary cyst
a cyst that occurs in young horses and causes sufficient distortion of the bone as to obstruct the nasal passage.
maxillary myositis
a localized myositis of unknown origin which occurs in young horses. It causes inability to eat or to suck the mare. The muscles of the cheeks are hard.
maxillary process
an embryonic fold which develops from the first visceral arch and expands to produce the rostral bones of the upper jaw.
maxillary sinusitis
infection in the maxillary sinus, often from an infected tooth. Causes local facial swelling and nasal discharge. See also malar abscess.
maxillary swelling
a unilateral swelling which is usually an indication of an osteomyelitis, as in actinomycosis of cattle, tooth-root abscess of dogs or sinusitis in horses. Bilateral swellings are characteristic of osteodystrophia fibrosa in dogs and horses.
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