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focal

 [fo´kal]
pertaining to or having a focus.
focal disease a localized disease.

fo·cal

(fō'kăl),
1. Denoting a focus.
2. Relating to a localized area.

focal

[fō′kəl]
Etymology: L, focus, hearth
pertaining to a focus.

focal

adjective Limited to a specific area.

fo·cal

(fō'kăl)
1. Denoting a focus.
2. Relating to a localized area.

focal

Localized and circumscribed.

fo·cal

(fō'kăl)
1. Denoting a focus.
2. Relating to a localized area.

focal

1. limited to a small area or volume.
2. pertaining to or emanating from focus.

focal distance
see focal-film distance.
focal length
the distance between the lens and an object from which all rays of light are brought to a focus.
focal liver disease
widely disseminated micro-abscesses or abscesses, migration paths of helminth larvae.
focal macular melanosis
dark colored spots on the skin, not elevated above the skin surface but apt to be confused with melanosis.
focal myelitis-encephalitis
widely disseminated inflammatory lesions, usually the result of blood-borne infection, in brain and spinal cord.
focal symmetrical encephalomalacia
see focal symmetrical encephalomalacia.
focal symmetrical spinal poliomalacia
see focal symmetrical spinal poliomalacia.
focal ulcerative dermatitis
manifest by ulcers in the unfeathered anterior breast skin of 4 to 5 months old male turkeys. The incidence is influenced by litter type. Called also breast buttons.
focal zone
in ultrasound, the area of the transducer where the sound beam is most sharply focussed and where the area under examination will give the best image.
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The Border Focal Point will stimulate dialogue on cross border issues via the online network.
Idiopathic recurrent non-suppurative focal myositis: a report of two cases.
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Klein says, focal therapy may be a potential option for a very small subset of patients: men with biologically significant cancer confined to one area of the prostate that's visible on MRI and who have no biologically significant changes elsewhere in the gland.
DISCUSSION: The radiological investigations performed for evaluation of focal liver lesions, include ultrasonography (USG), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The new descriptive categorisation of Focal seizures may sound simple and rational, but the current lack of clearly defined unambiguous terms and absence of an acceptable classification structure are problematic and make teaching difficult for healthcare professionals.
Visitors to the KLAV Show 2013 will stand a chance to experience an encore performance of the legendary Focal and McIntosh duet, which was a key draw of the show in the previous year.
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On first glance at the NCTM Focal Points, we are taken with the idea of targeting fewer concepts at each grade level while developing mathematical thinking and more in-depth understanding of the concepts.
As is made clear in "Two Hands," Fleisher suffers from a condition now diagnosed as focal dystonia in which the fourth and fifth fingers of his right hand curl inward.
Building on earlier phases of BASRC reforms, which began in 1996, the focal strategy was meant to increase the intensity of the core BASRC reforms by creating more opportunities for district and school administrators to interact with BASRC staff.