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having two sides; pertaining to both sides.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Relating to, or having, two sides.
[bi- + L. latus, side]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. Having or formed of two sides; two-sided.
2. Relating to both the right and the left side of the body or of a body structure: bilateral mastectomy.
3. Having or marked by bilateral symmetry.

bi·lat′er·al·ism n.
bi·lat′er·al·ly adv.
bi·lat′er·al·ness n.
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adjective Referring to or distributed on 2 or both sides of something.
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Relating to, affecting, or having, two sides.
[bi- + L. latus, side]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Involving or affecting both sides. In the case of paired organs, bilateral means affecting both of them.
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Affecting both eyes.
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Relating to, or having, two sides.
[bi- + L. latus, side]
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Patient discussion about bilateral

Q. Is it common to have both- fibromyalgia and diabetes? My daughter has both and I was wondering whether it has some explanation

A. Ia don't know if it's common but I suffer from both as well...diabetes and fibromyalgia,if it helps in any way at all...

Q. I am Maya,I had stress both at work and in my personal life. I am Maya, a Civil Engineer working in a construction company. I had stress both at work and in my personal life. As a result, at the age of 30, I developed fibromyalgia. I could not meet my target of 8 hours sleep due to work stress and I had to forgo 2 hours of my sleep every day. Somehow, I would try to make it during weekends by sleeping 7-9 hours a night. After a year of this, I suddenly developed a pain in the shoulder and shooting pains in my arms, hands and fingers. My muscles became tight as if it was being tied to the rock and I felt weak. I cannot quit my job though, as I had to meet my commitments. Does work pressure and stress fuel up fibromyalgia?

A. Hi, I wish you the best in learning to deal with your condition. AS most of us that suffer know distrubed sleep is one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The pain awakes you or when you wake you feel as if you haven't slept. There for the chronic fatigue. But with learning to deal with your illness, working with your doctor to find out what treatment works best for you, you can and will learn to cope. You will realize you have "limits" that weren't there before and you will adjust to meet these. For someone that had suffered from the worse of my symptoms for the last 4 years I feel stress is a VERY large trigger for me. I can feel the difference in my body and the pain when I am under a lot of stress. I encourage you to find support, to try to outline ways to get things done that do not rush and stress you. Hot/warm baths, resting when you can and you need too. Realizing your new "limits" and not overdoing when ever possible. Good Luck!

Q. I get shooting pains in my buttocks and both upper legs

A. Sounds like radicular pain (pain originating from injury to the roots of the nerves in the spinal column). Is it aggravated by coughing, straining, standing or sitting? Is it relieved by lying down.

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The diffuse pattern was seen in 9 cases unilaterally and in five cases bilaterally. As regards interstitial pattern it was observed unilaterally in seven cases and bilaterally in three cases while paratrabecular pattern was seen in three cases unilaterally and in one case bilaterally.
The majority of patients were in the age range between 45-55 years, 22 (73.4%) patients in bilaterally balanced occlusion and 16 (53.3%) patients in lingualized occlusion.
Vertical height of the tarsal plate was 14 mm bilaterally. Horizontal length of the eyelid was 42 mm bilaterally.
In case of the D-loop ventricles, the great vessels are in L- malposition, and in L-loop ventricles, the great arteries are in D-malposition.1-4 We report here a case of ACM with bilaterally absent conus, which is an even more rare association.4,5
"We would be prepared to meet bilaterally with the Iranian leadership...
ACT scan of the child's head showed extensive hypodensities in the posterior frontal lobes, parietal lobes, posterior temporal and occipital lobes bilaterally, and the basal ganglia bilaterally.
The new finding that enlargement of the amygdalae is seen bilaterally in individuals with lax joints is consistent with the notion that joint hypermobility merely represents one readily observable feature of a broader multisystem phenotype, Dr.
Summary: DUBAI -- Etisalat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement with HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider, to bilaterally cooperate and explore collaborative opportunities for offering innovative ICT services to customers.
The pain was restricted to the intraural area bilaterally and was rated on a Numeric Rating Scale as 6/10.
The next three received ten injections each, bilaterally in the lumbar region.
He outlined the contribution of Kyrgyzstan into reconstruction and revival of Afghanistan, both bilaterally and multilaterally.The Kabul declaration was adopted the given conference.