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distal

 [dis´tal]
remote; farther from any point of reference.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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distal

adjective Located away from a midline or origin from a reference point.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Distal

Movement away from the origin.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

distal

Farthest from a central point. See proximal.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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For the morphometric study, karyometry was used to evaluate the nuclear parameters of form and volume, as well as their relations by means of the major and minor diameters of epithelial-cell nuclei of the renal proximal and distal convoluted tubules and collecting ducts.
Atrophy glomeruli, breadth urinary space, agglomerate the visceral layer of Bowman's capsule, atrophy nuclei, bleeding in-between renal tubules and damage distal convoluted tubules were noted in the fetuses kidney cortex (1 day old) of group treated by Arcoxia drug and bleeding in cortex, segmentation in some glomeruli and damage nuclei were noted in fetuses of 7 day old in the present study.
The clinical signs exhibited by animals of Group 2 and the vacuolation of epithelial cells of distal convoluted tubules of the kidneys observed in the single animal that died are similar to those described previously in ruminants poisoned by MFA-containing plants (MEDEIROS et al., 2002; RIET-CORREA et al., 2006; SILVA et al.
In the cortex we found groups of tubules radially arranged which consisted of collector tubules and straight portions of nephrons forming pars radiata and other groups of twisted tubules consisting of renal corpuscles and numerous proximal and distal convoluted tubules forming the twisted pars.
Renal meronts and gametocytes were confined to the distal convoluted tubules and collecting ducts, and were associated with renal tubular necrosis and tubular obstruction.
(3) These cysts are thought to arise from the diverticulae in the distal convoluted tubules and then accumulate fluid from the epithelial cells in the cyst wall.
The slides showed also glomerular changes as characterized by glomerular congestion, mesangial hyperproliferation, glomerular membrane hyalinization and DCT (distal convoluted tubules) ectasia by protein cast.
Abbreviations: C, renal corpuscles; D, distal convoluted tubules; P, proximal convoluted tubules; S, Bowman's space.
Nandrolone decanoate increases the volume but not the length of the proximal and distal convoluted tubules of the mouse kidney.
Proximal and distal convoluted tubules are covered with cubical epithelium with big nuclears.
Potassium is then secreted into the urinary filtrate in the distal convoluted tubules (DCT).
Distal convoluted tubules revealed apoptosis and nephorocalcinosis.

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