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facial

 [fa´shal]
pertaining to or directed toward the face.
facial nerve the seventh cranial nerve; its motor fibers supply the muscles of facial expression, a complex group of cutaneous muscles that move the eyebrows, skin of the forehead, corners of the mouth, and other parts of the face concerned with frowning, smiling, or any of the many other expressions of emotion. The sensory fibers of the facial nerve provide a sense of taste in the anterior two thirds of the tongue, and also supply the submaxillary, sublingual, and lacrimal glands for secretion. Irritation of the facial nerve can produce a paralysis known as bell's palsy, which usually involves only one side of the face with a resulting distortion of facial expression such as inability to close the eye or part of the mouth on the affected side. See anatomic Table of Nerves in the Appendices.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

fa·cial

(fā'shăl), Do not confuse this word with fascial or faucial.
Relating to the face.
Synonym(s): facialis
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

facial

(fā′shəl)
adj.
Of or concerning the face: facial cosmetics; facial hair.
n.
A treatment for the face, usually consisting of a massage and the application of cosmetic creams.

fa′cial·ly adv.
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fa·cial

(fā'shăl)
Relating to the face.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

facial

Pertaining to the face.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

fa·cial

(fā'shăl)
Relating to the face.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about facial

Q. Is anybody facing similar pain… Let me know please? I feel good with my medication. I am taking lithium and Seroquil . I feel good now. But I have pain on my back and thighs and I feel tingling of my feet and legs. All the tests like blood test, MRI scan is done but nothing suspicious was found. I started to feel the pain after taking Seroquil and I suspect that to be the reason which my doctor denies. Is anybody facing similar pain… Let me know please?

A. It might be due to medicines. Each medicine has its own side effects. . When I was on sereoquil I too suffered with high pain all over my body and numbness in my legs and toes. I have discussed this with my doctor upon which he has prescribed me paxil. I still suffer with the same pain. I must live with these pains in order to get well soon as this pain may be an indicator of correct treatment.

Q. My 4 year old child's face appeared swollen when he woke up this morning. Could it be something serious? I didn't notice any bite/sting marks on him and he is not allergic to anything I know of.

A. Causes of generalized swelling include:

Allergic reaction. Sudden swelling of the hands and face may be a severe allergic reaction and needs immediate medical evaluation.
Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. These diseases can cause swelling when the body produces antibodies and other cells that attack and destroy tissues in the body.

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Arcara standard is either reduced to a new "incidental burdens" standard or made one of a pair of standards, one governing "facially content-based" cases, and the other governing "incidental burdens" cases.
Unfortunately, awareness has primarily been focused on the rights of individuals with physical difficulties and thus, awareness of the concerns of facially disfigured individuals is still relatively low.
Third, the decision further held that the ordinance was not facially unconstitutional because the local government could either waive the requirement or issue variances, which raises questions sounding in the limits of a local government's discretion more fully addressed in the article.
"When I walked into the room, he was waiting for me and it took my breath away because we are so facially alike.
Tucker's tenor rang vibrantly in this difficult but gratifying acoustic, and soprano Julia Gooding, looking every inch the voluptuous Mediterranean courtesan, was stunningly expressive both vocally and facially.
It has found no fault in parents who handed their young sons into the nightly custody of a creature who has had himself facially mutilated and takes painkilling injections which make him intoxicated.
While wholly exempting in-house tax practitioners from the reach of the amendments to Circular 230 would address TEI's concerns and therefore is facially appealing, the Institute acknowledges that such an approach could be criticized as inadequately balancing the needs and interests of all the stakeholders here.
As a result of this legislation, the only defense an employer has when a facially neutral employment standard effectively discriminates against a protected group is to prove that the standard is "job related for the position in question and consistent with business necessity." [4]
A spokeswoman at RAI, the TV company, said: "We approached Mr Brando because he was considered as the ideal candidate for the role - facially there are some resemblances between the two.
Instead, the statute provides an annual holiday for all Montgomery County public school students from which all students benefit equally and thereby does not facially discriminate against any denomination."
Maryland,(1) the Supreme Court held that the introduction, at a joint trial, of a codefendant's incriminating confession violated the defendant's Sixth Amendment fight of confrontation, even though the confession was redacted to replace the defendant's name with neutral, non-identifying terms such as "deleted."(2) Such a redaction was considered to be of the same legal consequence as the original confession.(3) The Supreme Court found that the blank spaces and words "deleted" or "deletion" were facially incriminating and simply invited the jury to fill in the blanks.(4)