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asymmetry

 [a-sim´ĕ-tre]
lack or absence of symmetry; dissimilarity in corresponding parts or organs on opposite sides of the body that are normally alike. In chemistry, lack of symmetry in the special arrangements of the atoms and radicals within the molecule or crystal. adj., adj asymmet´rical.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·sym·me·try

(ā-sim'e-trē),
1. Lack of symmetry; disproportion between two parts normally alike.
2. Significant difference in amplitude or frequency of EEG activity recorded simultaneously from the two sides of the brain under identical conditions.
Synonym(s): dissymmetry
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asymmetry

Lacking symmetry Neurology A proportional difference/discordance between the right/left hemispheres, especially vis-`a-vis function
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a·sym·me·try

(ā-sim'ĕ-trē)
1. Lack of symmetry; disproportion between two normally similar parts.
2. Significant difference in amplitude or frequency of electroencephalographic activity recorded simultaneously from the two sides of the brain.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

a·sym·me·try

(ā-sim'ĕ-trē)
Lack of symmetry; disproportion between two parts normally alike.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of mandibular asymmetries in growing children in mixed dentition in KPK population.
Finally, dynamic interactions between complex developmental feedback systems, extrinsic perturbations, and developmental thresholds may lead to no clear patterns of correlations among asymmetries. Absence of such correlations my reflect nonlinear dynamic developmental processes and feedback loops like those described by Graham et al.
Our results indicate that 91% of women have pre-existing breast asymmetries that can be documented with a simple measuring tape, without the need for expensive three-dimensional scanners.
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Understanding that the average amount of turnout differs when assessed on the FP compared to RI and that turnout asymmetries may occur at the hip in professional dancers will promote more accurate turnout assessment.
Of 24 comparisons for asymmetries there were 6 for DA, 18 for FA and none for AS.
During World War II, the conventional war par excellence, the Allies ultimately established major asymmetries in military-industrial production and logistics, on the sea, and in the air over all the Axis countries.
The prosthetist traditionally relies on observational gait analysis to interpret limb kinematics with clinical supposition that kinematic and kinetic asymmetries are associated [9].
In children and adolescents that practice sport at either the recreational or competitive level, the presence of strength asymmetries between the two lower limbs is correlated with a high risk of injury (Hickey et al., 2009).
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Filler injected into the philtrum and lower lip, to even out asymmetries. Filler injected into the left nasolabial fold and left cheek, to correct depressions.