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1. that part of a surface viewed from a particular direction.
2. the look or appearance.
anterior aspect that surface of the human body or a body part viewed from the front. Called also ventral aspect.
dorsal aspect posterior aspect.
posterior aspect that surface of the human body or a body part viewed from the back. Called also dorsal aspect.
ventral aspect anterior aspect.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. The manner of appearance; looks.
2. The side of an object that is directed in any designated direction.
Synonym(s): norma (1)
[L. aspectus, fr. a-spicio, pp. -spectus, to look at]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


The side of an object, such as an organ, that is facing in a particular direction.
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(1) Anticoagulants in Secondary Prevention of Events in Coronary Thrombosis. A trial assessing the effect of long-term oral anticoagulation (coumadin) on post-myocardial infarction morbidity and mortality.
Conclusion Coumadin resulted in a 20% reduction in mortality, a 33–55% reduction in reinfarction, and 40–55% reduction in strokes.  
(2) ASian Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent Clinical Trial. A trial that assessed serial volumetric intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to evaluate the effect of high- and low-dose paclitaxel coating on in-stent intimal hyperplasia.
Conclusion Paclitaxel-coating reduced in-stent neointimal tissue proliferation in humans, and was not associated with edge restenosis or significant late malapposition.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


Cardiology A Dutch clinical trial–Anticoagulation in the Secondary Prevention of Events in Coronary Thrombosis which evaluated the efficacy of an oral anticoagulant-coumadin in preventing recurrent MIs, and determined the dose needed to ↓ risk of reinfarction and hemorrhage in elderly post-MI Pts. See Myocardial infarction, Warfarin.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. The manner of appearance; looks.
2. The side of an object that is exposed to a view from a designated direction.
[L. aspectus, fr. a-spicio, pp. -spectus, to look at]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


the direction in which an object faces. For example, a north-facing slope has a northern aspect.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005


1. Manner of appearance; looks.
2. Side of an object that is directed in any designated direction.
[L. aspectus, fr. a-spicio, pp. -spectus, to look at]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Axial view on contrast-enhanced computed tomography reveals a cystic lesion at the anterior aspect of the left hip compressing the left femoral vessels (white arrow, (b)).
It is important for the device to enter the eye exactly at the anterior aspect of the scleral spur and for it to remain at the iris plane so that it does not point downward towards the iris.
On physical examination, the patient was afebrile and there was bilateral lower extremity edema and a 2 x 3-cm firm, mobile, nontender bulge on the anterior aspect of his ankle.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head and neck showed a 2 x 2 x 3-cm lobulated mass within the superior, anterior aspect of the tongue (figure 2).
The CT revealed a mass which was bridging from anterior aspect of coxofemoral joint to the trochanter minor with a large attachment (Figure 2).
It originates from the anterior aspect of medical malleolus and runs along the tibial aspect of the medial calf before crossing the knee.
Evaluation with a 70[degrees] laryngeal telescope demonstrated that the base of the polyp was narrow except at its anterior aspect (figure, B).
The predominant injury pattern seen in pincer impingement involves the labrum at the anterior aspect of the joint and head-neck junction of the femur [11].
There was local rise of temperature mainly over the anterior aspect of ankle.
Believed to be a remnant of an additional concha found in lower animals, the agger nasi cell can be observed endoscopically as a bulge in the lateral nasal wall lying anterosuperior to the anterior aspect of the middle turbinate.
A guide wire mounted in 135 degree guide plate was placed over anterior aspect of hip and checked in image intensifier in AP view (Figure 1).
The mass had eroded the bilateral nasal bones and the anterior aspect of the nasal septum.

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