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flexure

 [flek´sher]
a bend or fold.
caudal flexure the bend at the aboral end of the embryo.
cephalic flexure the curve in the mid-brain of the embryo.
cervical flexure a bend in the neural tube of the embryo at the junction of the brain and spinal cord.
colic flexure, left the angular junction of the transverse and descending colon.
colic flexure, right the angular junction of the ascending and transverse colon.
dorsal flexure one of the flexures in the mid-dorsal region of the embryo.
duodenojejunal flexure the bend at the junction of the duodenum and jejunum.
hepatic flexure right colic flexure.
lumbar flexure the ventral curvature in the lumbar region of the back.
mesencephalic flexure a bend in the neural tube of the embryo at the level of the mesencephalon, or mid-brain.
pontine flexure a flexure of the hindbrain in the embryo.
sacral flexure caudal flexure.
sigmoid flexure sigmoid colon.
splenic flexure left colic flexure.

flex·ure

(flek'shŭr), [TA]
A bend, as in an organ or structure.
Synonym(s): flexura [TA]
[L. flexura]

flexure

(flĕk′shər)
n.
1. A curve, turn, or fold, such as a bend in a tubular organ: a flexure of the colon.
2. The act or an instance of bending or flexing; flexion.

flex′ur·al adj.

flex·ure

(flek'shŭr) [TA]
A bend, as in an organ or structure.
Synonym(s): flexura [TA] .
[L. flexura]

flexure

A bend, curve, angle or fold. The hepatic flexure in the large intestine (colon) is the angle near the liver between the vertical ascending colon and the roughly horizontal transverse colon.

flex·ure

(flek'shŭr) [TA]
A bend, as in an organ or structure.
[L. flexura]
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Less SEMSs be used in the proximal colon obstruction group were mostly caused by technical failure of stent placement, because of difficulty passing the guidewire or stent delivery system through the long distances and angulated colon (such as the hepatic flexure) and placing the stent in the target colon.[2],[3] Most of the proximal colon obstructions were complete and the poor endoscopic view and disturb access to the obstructive lesion might lead to technical failure.[1],[2],[3]
Caption: Figure 1: An ulceroproliferative lesion at the hepatic flexure of the colon
Then, the theoretical outputs of gyros and accelerometers are converted by rigid misalignment angles and flexure angles, and the constant noise and random noise are added to be the inertial sensor outputs of the subsystem.
As a result, the hysteretic loop of the flexure critical RC column can be expressed by the normalized later displacement x and force y, as shown in Figure 1(b).
negative diagnosis for "eosinophilic enterocolitis" for each pathologist, assuming a threshold of 20 eosinophils per HPF in the ileum or rectum and 50 in the hepatic flexure. Results were diverging with observer #1 diagnosing 8 (80%) positive and 2 (20%) negative, while observer #2 diagnosed 0 positive and 10 (100%) negative.
Complications are rare in Chilaiditi syndrome and include volvulus of the cecum, splenic flexure, or transverse colon and perforation of cecum, or subdiaphragmatic appendix.
where [M.sub.x] is flexure moment caused with external load in section x, where stresses [mathematical expression not reproducible] are determining; W is modulus of beam's cross section with solid web:
However, at the small scale, forces behave differently so that a 100-micron steel wire which might seem pretty flexible at a macro scale, will be stiff enough to disrupt the smooth motion of the flexure mechanism.
There have been many methods adopted to derive the compliance equations of flexure hinges [12-14], including the integration of linear differential equations of a beam, Castigliano's second theorem, inverse conformal mapping, and empirical equations formed from FEM.
The findings of this experimental study show that in order to bridge the opening in masonry walls, strengthening of brick masonry in flexure using CFRP sheets instead of providing R.C beam could be better option keeping in mind the difficulty of pouring concrete in such situation, overall cost of the RC beam and time required for construction.
The shear hinges triggered failure in the building modeled with flexure and shear hinges in the columns and mid piers.
(%) Cecum 2509 (20.1) 95 (17.8) Ascending 3895 (31.2) 169 (31.6) Hepatic flexure 1045 (8.4) 50 (9.4) Transverse 2333 (18.7) 94 (17.6) Splenic flexure 243 (1.9) 10 (1.9) Descending 882 (7.1) 42 (7.9) Sigmoid 1107 (8.9) 43 (8.1) Rectosigmoid 57 (0.46) 4 (0.7) Rectum 157 (1.3) 12 (2.2) Labeled "right" 135 (1.1) 9 (1.7) Labeled "left" 22 (0.2) 0 NOS/random 111 (0.9) 6 (1.1) Total 12 496 534 Proximal colon (a) 7584 (61.2) 323 (61.2) Transverse 2333 (18.8) 94 (17.8) Distal colon (b) 2468 (19.9) 111 (21.0) Total (c) 12 385 528 Locations SSA/P-HGD, No.