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a depression or hollow.
glaucomatous cup a depression of the optic disk due to persistently increased intraocular pressure, broader and deeper than a physiologic cup, and occurring first at the temporal side of the disk.
physiologic cup excavation of optic disk.


1. An excavated or hollowed structure, either anatomic or pathologic. Synonym(s): poculum
2. Synonym(s): cupping glass
[A.S. cuppe]


(kup) a depression or hollow.
glaucomatous cup  a form of optic disk depression peculiar to glaucoma.
optic cup 
1. a depression in the center of the optic disk.
2. an indentation of the distal wall of the optic vesicle, brought about by rapid marginal growth and producing a double-layered cup.
physiologic cup  optic c. (1)

cup/disc ratio

(in ophthalmology) the mathematic relationship between the horizontal or vertical diameter of the optic nerve cup and the diameter of the optic disc.


An excavated or cup-shaped structure, either anatomic or pathologic.
[A.S. cuppe]


An excavated or hollowed structure, either anatomic or pathologic.
[A.S. cuppe]


a depression or hollow.

glaucomatous cup
a depression of the optic disk due to persistently increased intraocular pressure, broader and deeper than a physiological cup, and occurring first at the temporal side of the disk.
optic cup
an evagination of the optic vesicle, an outgrowth from the neural tube, which forms a cup, the forerunner of the eyeball.
physiological cup
a slight depression sometimes observed in the optic disk.
tooth cup
central depression on the occlusal surface of the horse's incisor teeth at the time of eruption; as the horse ages and the occlusal surface is eroded, the cup becomes smaller and eventually disappears; the reducing size is used in aging of horses by their teeth.

Patient discussion about cup

Q. I know I’m supposed to drink 8-10 cups of water a day – but I feel it’s too much for me. I try to drink 8 cups a day but I just can’t continue with it long, I just find myself going to the bathroom every 30 minutes. Any idea?

A. when people thought of this genius theory of drinking 10 cups a day they didn’t take in consideration the amount of water we get from our food, the idea that people working construction need more then 8 cups, that people that work in an air conditioned office and don’t tend to move around too much don’t perspire as well as construction workers. They just took the average data- we loose this amount of water, so we need to replace it. You should listen to your body and not to wise guys.

Q. Is it true that more cups of coffee can help avoid snack attacks?? I love having a snack between meals- but way too much. Is it true that black coffee can replace the feeling that a snack gives and even calm the fake hunger feeling for a while??

A. fruits- not very dietetic but at least healthy. carrots can be a good idea too. if you'll eat healthy snacks during the day you won't eat much at lunch and dinner time.

Q. how many 1. calories 2. good vs bad fat 3. protein does 1 cup of whole milk have compared to 1 cup of almonds?

A. Each almond has 7 calories. A cup of almonds has 680 calories, Total Fat: 60g, out of which 3.9g are Saturated Fat (=bad fat), Carbs: 24g, Protein: 24g.
1 cup of 2% milk has 130 calories, Total Fat: 5g, out of which 3g are Saturated Fat (=bad fat), Carbs: 13g, Protein: 8g.
Here is the nutrition value of different kinds of milk as well:

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Another church, which has received numerous citations from city Building and Safety officials, is violating its conditional use permit by opening a parking lot before making specified improvements.
The parcel on which JB's is located was annexed into the city in the early 1990s and, at that time, was required to obtain a conditional use permit, Magallanes' attorney said.
No decisions have been made on how to use the properties, but UO officials earlier expressed concerns that the arena decision would set a precedent that could require conditional use permits for projects on those parcels as well.
Weiler said the university had been working with the neighborhood group before the hearings officer ruling, which came after neighbors appealed a city decision that said no conditional use permit was needed.
Now, the university either must appeal the hearings officer's ruling to the state Land Use Board of Appeals, or go through the process of obtaining a conditional use permit.
You can't take off and land a helicopter without a conditional use permit for a heliport.
The suit alleges in part, that the City violated its own zoning ordinances by entering into a void settlement agreement, granting a de facto conditional use permit (CUP), and issuing a building permit, all without community input or disclosure.
The University of Oregon on Wednesday was dealt what could be a major setback when a Eugene hearings official ruled that the UO must seek a conditional use permit before starting construction of its $227 million basketball arena.
Eugene city planners have re-affirmed their initial finding that the University of Oregon does not need a conditional use permit to build its proposed basketball arena.
7, 1998--Children's Broadcasting Corporation (CBC, Nasdaq National Market: AAHS) announced today that it had obtained a conditional use permit which allows CBC to proceed with its Los Angeles station upgrade.

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