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ectopia

 [ek-to´pe-ah] (L.)
malposition, especially if congenital.
ectopia cor´dis congenital displacement of the heart outside the thoracic cavity.
ectopia len´tis displacement of the crystalline lens of the eye.

ec·to·pi·a

(ek-tō'pē-ă),
Congenital displacement or malposition of any organ or part of the body.
Synonym(s): ectopy, heterotopia (1)
[G. ektopos, out of place, fr. ektos, outside, + topos, place]

ectopy

(ĕk′tə-pē)
n. pl. ecto·pies
1. The origination of cardiac electrical impulses in myocardium outside of the sinoatrial node. Also called ectopia.
2. See ectopia.

ec·top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.

ec·to·pi·a

(ek-tō'pē-ă)
Congenital displacement or malposition of any organ or part of the body.
Synonym(s): ectopy, heterotopia (1) .

ec·to·pi·a

, ectopy (ek-tō'pē-ă, ektō-pē)
Congenital displacement of any organ or body part of the body.
[G. ektopos, out of place]
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Class Subclass Cases Biopsy No biopsy Negative (1) Atrophy 15 0 15 (2) Inflammation 24 6 18 (3) Ectopy 20 0 20 (4) Normal 48 1 47 Positive (5) Low-grade squamous 37 37 -- intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) (6) High-grade squamous 56 56 -- intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) Total 200 100 100 TABLE 6: Confusion matrix for multivalue classification of classes.
More than 90% of the genotypes found in the TD group (ectopy, agenesis, and hypoplasia) and in the control subjects were represented by sizes 14 and 16 polymorphisms in the following combinations: 14/14, 14/16, and 16/16.
Cervical ectopy and the acquisition of human papillomavirus in adolescents and young women.
Sinus tachycardia and increased ventricular ectopy are reported following the application of nortriptyline.
Telemetry usually is indicated for affected patients in order to observe for ectopy. This may prevent deterioration into atrial fibrillation or flutter.
(21) Our finding that individuals under age 25 had increased odds of coinfection (OR = 2-3.5) also supports previous research (24-26) and could be related to the fact that younger women are thought to be more susceptible to chlamydia than are older women, due to increased cervical ectopy. (27) This could also account for younger males being more likely to be coinfected, if the local sexual networks exhibit age homogeneity, as implied by our finding that the mean age difference between cases and their contacts was just four years.
Prediction of sudden death in heart failure patients: a novel perspective from the assessment of the peak ectopy rate.
Young persons might be at increased risk for infection because of biologic risk factors (e.g., cervical ectopy might predispose to infection and is more common in younger women), contextual risk factors (e.g., some young persons might lack power in relationships to insist upon condom use), or behavioral risk factors (e.g., younger persons might be more likely to have sex with new partners or sex with multiple partners) (1).
Important biological risk factors are greater susceptibility to HIV transmission due to cervical ectopy, which is particularly pronounced in younger women, the presence of co-factors such as other sexually transmitted diseases or other infections, and the greater ease of transmission from men to women (10).
Stuber et al., "Intrinsic cardiac autonomic stimulation induces pulmonary vein ectopy and triggers atrial fibrillation in humans," Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, vol.
Inherited ventricular ectopy and sudden death in young german shepherd dogs.
A 24-hour Holter recording revealed an underlying sinus rhythm, with heart rates between 48 to 153 bpm and no ventricular ectopy. A treadmill exercise test was normal.