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figure

 [fig´ūr]
an object of a particular form or shape.
hexaxial figure a figure consisting of the axes of the six limb leads drawn through a central point.
triaxial figure a figure formed by the axes of the three bipolar limb leads drawn through a central point.

fig·ure

(fig'yūr),
1. A form or shape.
2. A person representing the essential aspects of a particular role (for example, relating to one's male boss as a father figure or to one's female teacher as a mother figure).
3. A form, shape, outline, or representation of an object or person.
[L. figura, fr fingo, to shape, fashion]

figure

/fig·ure/ (fig´yer)
1. an object of particular form.
2. a number, or numeral.

mitotic figures  stages of chromosome aggregation exhibiting a pattern characteristic of mitosis.

fig·ure

(fig'yŭr)
1. A form or shape.
2. A person representing the essential aspects of a particular role.
3. A form, shape, outline, or representation of an object or person.
[L. figura, fr fingo, to shape, fashion]

figure

A part or pattern in the visual field which has the perceptual attribute of completeness and is perceived as distinct from the rest of the field which forms the ground. Example: a printed word against a background page.
ambiguous figure An image or drawing arranged in such a way that its perception oscillates or flips involuntarily between, usually, two interpretations even though the retinal image remains constant, thus indicating that higher cortical processing are involved. Syn. reversible figure. See Blivet figure; Kanizsa figure; illusion; Necker cube; Rubin's vase; Schroeder's staircase.
Blivet figure An 'impossible' figure in which three apparently solid tubes are attached at one end of a rectangular base which projects only two bars (Fig. F4). See Necker cube; Schroeder's staircase; Rubin's vase.
fortification figure See scintillating scotoma.
Kanizsa figure An ambiguous figure in which the illusory contour of a square (or triangle) appears in the middle of four (or three) truncated solid squares (or circles). It is an illustration of the perceptual ability to make sense of an incomplete figure by creating a 'whole' image from the separate elements (Gestalt organization). Some people cannot perceive the contour. Syn. Kanizsa square (Fig. F5).reversible f. See ambiguous figure.
Fig. F4 Blivet figureenlarge picture
Fig. F4 Blivet figure
Fig. F5 Kanisza figureenlarge picture
Fig. F5 Kanisza figure

Patient discussion about figure

Q. how do i figure if my daughter is autistic? sometimes i get the idea that she's act a little different than the others but than again , it doesn't mean a lot .. i think my question is by what definitions and with what tools i would be able to get to a conclusion if my child deserve a special attention or it is just in my mind ....

A. first of all= how old is your daughter? when i asked a professional he said there isn't a way to know before the age of 3. but any way- there isn't a medical test (like blood test etc.) that can definitely tell that she is autistic. it is done mostly with observations, sometimes testing for other problems that comes along with autism.

Q. I have chronic pancreatitus, and my doctor cannot figure out why my pain is in my kidney area (right flank)? Does anybody know why that is?

A. Pancreatic pain can sometimes cause refferred pain to the waist and back in a "belt-shape" form. This is due to the nerve supply to the pancreas and its origin. I would also recommend to get an ultrasound of the kidney just to make sure there is no pathology there.

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