ascending


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ascending

/as·cend·ing/ (ah-send´ing) having an upward course.

ascending

adjective Rising upward.

ascending

adjective Rising; upward

ascending

sloping or curving upwards, e.g. the ascending limb of the loop of Henle in kidney tubules.

ascending

progressing to higher levels, usually used in reference to the nervous system.

ascending colon dilation
dilation of the spiral or coiled colon in cattle, usually a part of torsion of the mesentery of the colon; characterized by acute abdominal pain and distended loops of intestine in the right flank.
ascending hemorrhagic myelomalacia
see progressive hemorrhagic myelomalacia.
ascending hematomyelia
see progressive hemorrhagic myelomalacia.
ascending reticular activating system
see reticular activating system.
ascending syndrome
References in classic literature ?
Found the ascending force greater than we had expected ; and as we arose higher and so got clear of the cliffs, and more in the sun's rays, our ascent became very rapid.
We could not have made head against the strong wind of yesterday ; but, by ascending, we might have got out of its influence, if requisite.
These discoveries immediately determined us to abandon a place which had presented no inducement for us to remain, except the promise of security; and as we looked about us for the means of ascending again into the upper regions, we at last found a practicable part of the rock, and half an hour's toil carried us to the summit of the same cliff from which the preceding evening we had descended.