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(el'ĕ-vā'shŭn), [TA]
1. Synonym(s): torus (1)
2. The act of assuming or being raised to an elevated position, as in elevation of the pupil (directing the gaze upward); the movement produced by a levator.
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(el'ĕ-vā'shŭn) [TA]
Synonym(s): torus (2) .
Upward movement of a limb or body part
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1. A raised area that protrudes above the surrounding area.
2. The measured distance above a fixed object, e.g., the distance above sea level, or above a fixed anatomic structure.
3. The rise of a physiological variable above normal, e.g., in ophthalmology, the rise in intraocular pressure above what is healthy or normal; in serology, an increase in the level of an electrolyte or other blood test result.

S-T segment elevation

The height of the ST segment of an electrocardiogram relative to a level line that can be drawn between the preceding P-R interval and the subsequent T-P interval. S-T segment elevation in two or more contiguous leads of the electrocardiogram is one of the diagnostic criteria for acute myocardial infarction.

tactile elevation

A small raised area of the palm and sole that contains a cluster of nerve endings.
See: Shoulder Elevation
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Patient discussion about elevation

Q. My wife(53) has elevated CEA and CA19.9 levels - near 150, without any concomitant reason/observation? Comment

A. Hi Bobby3,

The most important question is why were these tests done?
An elevated level may result from many causes, some of them are simple and some are more problematic. IMHO the best thing would be consulting her doctor to consider the need to check-up her alimentary system.
You can read more here (http://www.ascocancerfoundation.org/patient/ASCO+Resources/Patient+Guides/ASCO+Patient+Guide:+Tumor+Markers+for+Gastrointestinal+Cancers) and here (http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Detection/tumor-markers)

Q. high ESR levels? i had ESR test done after complaining of weakness, repeated upper respiratory infection, fever and weight loss. my ESR rate is extremely high 120 a week ago and today 114. chest x-ray negative, stomach Ultra Sound negative, other test relatively ok.... Any suggestions?

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Species diversity: Sampling completeness among reaches was higher than 0.9, meaning that a large proportion of the species present in each elevational band was recorded and comparisons of species diversity and composition are reliable.
(2006) Beetles associated with scolytids (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) and the elevational gradient: Diversity and dynamics of the community in the Tatra National Park, Poland.
The explanations commonly offered for elevational patterns in species richness can be grouped into four categories: climatic hypotheses based on current abiotic conditions, spatial hypotheses of area and spatial constraint, historical hypothesis invoking processes occurring across evolutionary timescales, and biotic hypotheses such as community overlap (juxtaposition), source-sink dynamics and habitat heterogeneity (Brown, 2001; Lomolino, 2001; Grytnes and McCain, 2007).
This difference may be due to differences in the geographical region, climate zone, and range of elevational gradient.
This region is ideal for studying the plasticity of leaf structure and function because of its larger elevational gradients (average height >4000 m) and environmental variations.
The impact of sterile populations on the perception of elevational richness patterns in ferns.
We related the observed pattern of species distributions among sites to the vegetational and elevational composition of sites using Redundancy Analysis (RDA; ter Braak and Prentice, 1988; ter Braak and Smilauer, 2002) as implemented in CANOCO for Windows v.
In the last few years, many researches demonstrated the elevational patterns of mammals [19-24], birds [25-27], insects [28-30], and plants [31-35] in different taxa and regions.
Changes in the arthropod community along an elevational transect in the venezuelan Andes.
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More immediately, they will provide managers of more intensively managed lands outside the parks with reference information about elevational distributions of bird species from more-pristine park ecosystems.