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tan·dem

(tan'dĕm),
Term used to describe multiple copies of the same sequence in a polynucleic acid that lie adjacent to one another.
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tan·dem

(tan'dĕm)
1. A long narrow tube designed to fit inside the endocervical canal and uterine cavity; used in conjunction with ovoids to treat gynecologic malignancies with a radioactive source.
See also: ovoids
2. Heel-to-toe placement, an assessment of balance with the heel of one foot against the toe of the other foot.
See also: Romberg sign
Synonym(s): tandem Romberg.
[L., at length]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tandem

1. A curved stainless steel tube inserted into the uterine canal during brachytherapy to hold radioactive sources.
2. Any two objects arranged consecutively or working in series with one another.
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