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island

 [i´land]
a cluster of cells or an isolated piece of tissue.
blood i's aggregations of mesenchymal cells in the angioblast of the embryo, developing into vascular endothelium and blood cells.
i's of Langerhans islets of Langerhans.
island of Reil insula.
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in·su·la

, gen. and pl.

in·su·lae

(in'sū-lă, -lē), [TA]
1. An oval region of the cerebral cortex overlying the extreme capsule, lateral to the lenticular nucleus, buried in the depth of the fissura lateralis cerebri (sylvian fissure), separated from the adjacent frontal, parietal, and temporal opercula by the circular sulcus of insula. Synonym(s): insular area, insular cortex, island of Reil
2. Synonym(s): island
3. Any circumscribed body or patch on the skin.
[L. island]
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insula

(ĭn′sə-lə, ĭns′yə-)
n. pl. insu·lae (-lē′)
An oval region found in each hemisphere of the cerebral cortex, lateral to the lentiform nucleus and situated within the sylvian fissure, involved in sensation, emotion, and autonomic function. Also called island of Reil.
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in·su·la

(in'sū-lă) [TA]
1. An oval region of the cerebral cortex overlying the extreme capsule, lateral to the lenticular nucleus, buried in the depth of the fissura lateralis cerebri (sylvian fissure).
Synonym(s): island of Reil.
2. Synonym(s): island.
3. Any circumscribed body or patch on the skin.
[L. island]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Reil,

Johann C., German physician, neurologist, and histologist, 1759-1813.
circular sulcus of Reil - a semicircular fissure. Synonym(s): circular sulcus of insula; limiting sulcus of Reil
island of Reil - an oval region of the cerebral cortex overlying the extreme capsule, lateral to the lenticular nucleus, buried in the depth of the fissura lateralis cerebri (sylvian fissure). Synonym(s): insula; insular area; insular cortex
limiting sulcus of Reil - Synonym(s): circular sulcus of Reil
Reil ansa - a complex fiber bundle. Synonym(s): ansa peduncularis
Reil band - Synonym(s): medial lemniscus; septomarginal trabecula
Reil ribbon - Synonym(s): medial lemniscus
Reil triangle - Synonym(s): lemniscal trigone
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Meanwhile, service in rural and insular areas deteriorates, creating a situation where the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.
Without sufficient subsidies available to carriers in rural and insular areas, technological advancements in the telecommunications industry will likely bypass high-cost regions.
Multiple federal programs fund health care services in the insular areas. Federal health care financing programs--Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)--represented nearly 90 percent of the $2.2 billion in health care funding to these areas in fiscal year 2003, with Medicare alone representing over three-quarters of total funding.