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space

 [spās]
1. a delimited area.
2. an actual or potential cavity of the body.
3. the areas of the universe beyond the earth and its atmosphere. adj., adj spa´tial.
danger space a subdivision of the retropharyngeal space, extending from the base of the skull to the level of the diaphragm; so called because it provides a route by which infection of the pharynx can spread to the mediastinum.
dead space see dead space.
epidural space the space between the dura mater and the lining of the spinal canal.
intercostal space the space between two adjacent ribs.
interpleural space mediastinum.
interproximal space (interproximate space) the space between the proximal surfaces of adjoining teeth; called also proximal or proximate space.
intervillous space the space of the placenta into which the chorionic villi project and through which the maternal blood circulates.
lymph s's open spaces filled with lymph in connective or other tissue, especially in the brain and meninges.
Meckel's space a recess in the dura mater that lodges the trigeminal ganglion.
mediastinal space mediastinum.
medullary space the central cavity and the intervals between the trabeculae of bone that contain the marrow.
palmar space a large fascial space in the hand, divided by a fibrous septum into a midpalmar and a thenar space.
parasinoidal s's spaces in the dura mater along the superior sagittal sinus which receive the venous blood.
perivascular space a lymph space within the walls of an artery.
plantar space a fascial space on the sole of the foot, divided by septa into the lateral, middle, and median plantar spaces.
pneumatic space a portion of bone occupied by air-containing cells, especially the spaces constituting the paranasal sinuses.
proximal space (proximate space) interproximal space.
retroperitoneal space the space between the peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall.
retropharyngeal space the space behind the pharynx, containing areolar tissue.
subarachnoid space the space between the arachnoid and the pia mater, containing cerebrospinal fluid.
subdural space a narrow fluid-containing space, often only a potential space, between the dura mater and the arachnoid.
subphrenic space the space between the diaphragm and underlying organs.
subumbilical space somewhat triangular space in the body cavity beneath the umbilicus.
Tenon's space a lymph space between the sclera and Tenon's capsule.

in·ter·cos·tal space

[TA]
an interval between the ribs, occupied by intercostal muscles, veins, arteries, and nerves.
Synonym(s): spatium intercostale [TA]

intercostal space

Etymology: L, inter, between, costa, rib, spatium
the region between the ribs.

in·ter·cos·tal space

(in'tĕr-kos'tăl spās) [TA]
An interval between the ribs, occupied by intercostal muscles, veins, arteries, and nerves.

space

1. a delimited area.
2. an actual or potential cavity of the body.
3. the areas of the universe beyond the earth and its atmosphere.

dead space
1. space remaining in tissues as a result of failure of proper closure of surgical or other wounds, permitting accumulation of blood or serum.
2. the portions of the respiratory tract (passages and space in the alveoli) occupied by gas not concurrently participating in oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange.
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Types of dead-space in an anesthetic ventilation system. By permission from Cunningham JG, Textbook of Veterinary Physiology, Saunders, 2002
Disse s's
small spaces between liver sinusoids and liver cells; conduits for liver lymph. Called also perisinusoidal space.
epidural space
the space between the dura mater and the lining of the spinal canal.
s's of Fontana
fluid spaces separating solid trabeculae in the iridial angle meshwork.
interalveolar space
the part of the dental arch where there are no teeth.
intercostal space
the space between two adjacent ribs.
interpleural space
mediastinum.
intervillous space
the space of the human and some other placentae into which the chorionic villi project and through which the maternal blood circulates.
lumbosacral space
the intervertebral space between the last lumbar and the first sacral vertebrae; suitable site for epidural injection.
lymph s's
open spaces filled with lymph in connective or other tissue, especially in the brain and meninges.
Meckel's space
a recess in the dura mater that lodges the trigeminal ganglion.
mediastinal space
mediastinum.
medullary space
the central cavity and the intervals between the trabeculae of bone that contain the marrow.
parasinoidal s's
spaces in the dura mater along the superior sagittal sinus which receive the venous blood.
perisinusoidal space
see Disse spaces (above).
perivascular space
a lymph space within the walls of an artery.
plantar space
a fascial space on the sole of the foot of primates, divided by septa into the lateral, middle and median plantar spaces.
pneumatic space
a portion of bone occupied by air-containing cells, especially the spaces constituting the paranasal sinuses.
retroperitoneal space
the space between the peritoneum and the dorsal abdominal wall.
retropharyngeal space
the space behind the pharynx, containing areolar tissue.
subarachnoid space
the space between the arachnoid and the pia mater, containing cerebrospinal fluid.
subdural space
the space between the dura mater and the arachnoid.
subphrenic space
the space between the diaphragm and subjacent organs of bipeds.
subumbilical space
somewhat triangular space in the body cavity cranial to the umbilicus.
Tenon's space
a lymph space between the sclera and Tenon's capsule.
References in periodicals archive ?
Case 2: Longitudinal incision was given at 6th intercostal space and extended along fistulous tract upto 10th rib.
This ganglion is also stated as stellate ganglion and situated in the first intercostal space in general; and its shape differs among species, even individuals (Getty, 1975; Pather et al.
sup][22] Generally, one port for viewing was done at the seventh intercostal spaces on the middle axillary line, and two ports for working on the anterior axillary line and posterior axillary line, respectively, on which the intercostal spaces in detail according to the location of lesion by computed tomography.
A right lateral thoracotomy incision was extended through the 9th intercostal space caudal to 9th rib in order to open the thoracic cavity and expose the diaphragm (Fig.
Immediate treatment consists of insertion of a large-calibre needle into the second intercostal space in the midclavicular line in order to convert it to a simple pneumothorax.
But one case with complete substernal type total excision was achieved only through a right posterolateral thoracotomy in the 4th intercostal space, (Fig 5).
Primary intervention report showed that the patient was recalled to the emergency department because of a penetrating chest trauma due to stab in the 4th intercostal space and 1.
3 mV on the ECG lead V positioned on the anterior left third intercostal space.
The lateral thoracic artery arose from the common subscapular trunk, deep to the pectoralis minor muscle and passes medially to divide into two branches supplying thoracic wall at the level of 4th and 5th intercostal space.
There was cardiomegaly with the apex beat in the 5th left intercostal space, lateral to the mid-clavicular line.
2] above the third intercostal space to reveal BRS changes on ECG.
The sterile kit contains a small scalpel with which one nicks the skin at the third or fourth intercostal space.

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