anterior surface

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an·te·ri·or sur·face

the surface of a structure or part of the body that faces forward. TA recognizes an anterior surface (facies anterior ...) of the following structures: heart (... cordis [TA]); cornea (... corneae [TA]); body of maxilla (... corporis maxillae [TA]); lens (... lentis [TA]); eyelids (... palpebrae [TA]); petrous part of temporal bone (... pars petrosi ossis temporalis [TA]); kidney (... renis [TA]); iris (... iridis [TA]); patella (... patellae [TA]); prostate (... prostatae [TA]); radius (... radii [TA]); suprarenal gland (... glandulae suprarenalis [TA]); ulna (... ulnae [TA]); and uterus (... uteri [TA]).
Synonym(s): facies anterior [TA]
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Chelicerae bright orange, paler orange near fang base; scattered long brown setae on anterior surface, setae increasing in length towards fang base; fang pale orange; three promarginal teeth, median tooth largest, distal tooth smallest; two retromarginal teeth, distal tooth largest.
The FPL is a deep muscle of the forearm that originates from the anterior surface of the radius and adjacent interosseous membrane and inserts into the base of the distal phalanx of the thumb.
A lateral x-ray of the soft tissue of the neck revealed that a mass had arisen from the anterior surface of the epiglottis.
The interexaminer difference in measurements of the distance from the apex to the anterior surface and the distance from the inner and the outer corner to the posterior surface was small.
In the radius, generally, there is one nutrient diaphyseal foramen located on the anterior surface of the bone and directed proximally towards the elbow.
According to Stammberger, one way to find the anterior ethmoid artery by the endoscopic approach is to follow the anterior surface of the ethmoid bulla in the direction of the roof of the ethmoid sinus.
For spherical aberrations of the anterior surface and the total cornea, a similar variation trend was found after SMILE and FS-LASIK, with an increase at 1 month, after which a decrease by 6 months (all P < 0.001).
A series of septoparietal trabeculations, extend from its anterior surface and run onto the parietal ventricular wall.
The sternal head originates from the upper part of the anterior surface of the manubrium sterni and ascends posterolaterally.
The two major concerns with this route are (1) the need for a wide temporal lobe retraction to permit a broad view of the anterior surface of the petrous pyramid and (2) the difficulty in finding anatomic landmarks that allow for the correct identification of and access to the internal acoustic canal and the fallopian channel without damaging the labyrinth.
The anterior surface was given a power of -34 D, and the posterior surface was calculated to be -29.36 D.

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