physis


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phy·sis

(fī'sis),
A term sometimes used in referring to the epiphysial cartilage.
[G. growth, fr. phyō, to generate]

physis

the segment of a bone that is responsible for lengthening. There are four zones within the physis, the resting cartilage zone, the proliferating cartilage zone, the zone of hypertrophy and the zone of calcification. Called also the growth plate. See also physeal.
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24) It was postulated that the damage of germinal cells of the physis by either ischemia or direct chondrolysis causes retarded or accelerated growth of the affected bone segments.
Physis is often translated into English as "nature.
53) Techniques may be modified from those used in adults to protect the physis.
Treatment for complete ACL ruptures typically involves transphyseal ACL reconstruction surgery that partially or completely spares the femoral physis (the growth plate, contributing to 70 percent of thigh-bone growth), and adult-type surgical or arthroscopic reconstruction in adolescents at or nearing skeletal maturity.
The Greeks were the first in the world to come up with the notion of nature: their word was physis.
This is what Maher calls a "kairos moment" (8) that seen in simple dyadic terms is the struggle between the "mad power" of physis and technes inherent structural stability, but which, in fact, is more complex: in Hamlet Shakespeare disassembles reality at many levels and refabricates it through the eyes of each protagonist with full justification from that perspective.
Aasorption of fluoride from water by amorphous alumina supported on carbon nanotubes, Chemical Physis Letters, 350(5-6), 412-416.
The displaced fragment of epiphyseal cartilage then grows at an angle to the bone and progressively grows away from the open physis during bone lengthening.
The second point to cope with for the Augustinian nature, which, we must suspect, bore still a strong imprint of the Greek physis, derived from the fact that the Almighty God had not only invested his best objectives in nature, but had actually created it out of nothing, which implied an original hole, or cancellation in the chain of determinate causes.
Chalcedon left many issues unanswered -- such as leaving the concepts of physis and hypostasis undefined, the relationship between Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and other issues.
A flexion deformity is the result of a Salter-Harris type II injury, whereas a valgus deformity of the distal phalanges is the result of a Salter-Harris type V injury on the radial side of the physis.
All of us, as the philosopher Michel Serres might say, two cultures or not, engaged in an inquiry into a general physis or general theory of metaphor, clustered around a quasi-object that we are making.