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situated or occurring within or on the inside, as in a hollow structure; in anatomy, many structures formerly called internal are now termed medial.
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(in-ter'năl), [TA] Do not confuse this word with inner or medial.
Away from the surface; often incorrectly used to mean medial.
Synonym(s): internus [TA]
[L. internus]
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1. Of, relating to, or located within the limits or surface; inner.
2. Residing in or dependent on essential nature; intrinsic: the internal contradictions of the theory.
3. Located, acting, or effective within the body.
4. Of or relating to mental or spiritual nature: "An internal sense of righteousness dwindles into an external concern for reputation" (A.R. Gurney, Jr.).
5. Of or relating to the domestic affairs of a nation, group, or business.

in′ter·nal′i·ty (-năl′ĭ-tē) n.
in·ter′nal·ly adv.
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adjective Toward the centre; away from the body surface.
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adjective Toward the center, away from the body surface
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(in-tĕr'năl) [TA]
Away from the surface. USAGE NOTE: Often incorrectly used to mean medial.
[L. internus]
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Patient discussion about internal

Q. I have a constant pain in the inside part of my arm. What can it be? In the last few weeks I have noticed that I have a right arm pain. The strange thing is that the pain is in a specific point in the inside part of the arm, very near to the elbow. I thnk the pain started for the first time during a baseball game but I am not sure. I work in a factory and as I sad before I use my right arm for baseball, and this pain hinders me. What can it be?

A. I myself play a lot as a pitcher, and i have the same pain. It is more painful when the forearm is flexed towards the body.
I went to my GP about it because it drove me nuts, and he said that I need to take anti-inflammatory drugs, and if it will not work he will inject me something.
he prescribed me a great medication and I didn't need the injection.

Q. l have a pain in the head,l can feel sometime inside.

A. sounds like you have a brain,lol, go see a doctor

Q. Blood in stools before and after polyp removel, Avms of the deodenel loop, inside hems, and 3cin tubuo adenoma Hi, On Nov of 06 I had a colonoscopy done and they didnt find any thing that could be mking me bleed and go to the rest room often. Then in Nov of 07 did a EDg and found I have AVMs of the deodenel loop.She Burned them and I didnt have any more bleeding till June of thei yr.On 6/6/08 i had another EDg done she burned more AVMs and on Mon I started bleeding again. This time she did a colonoscopy and found I had inside hems and a 3cin tubuolvillous adenoma inflamed.She cut, burned, and took it out in peices.She saye she will go back in Nov of this yr and look again. Two weeks after I had this done I had started to bleed again and had bad such bad pain in my hip I had to hold on to walk. that same day i started to bleed again. I bled out big clots and a bowl full of blood! A few days later the pain went away but was still bleeding ever time I had bowl movement!I can bleed up to 4 days at a times sometimes. I have been taking HC supp. and it seems to have stoped the bleeding and pain!

A. It is normal that after a polyp removal you will continue bleeding some more. However, if you feel like there is a lot of bleeding, and/or you are not feeling well, you should see a doctor as soon as possible to stop the bleeding or look for the source of bleeding.

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The restriction imposed on internally focalized passages that stems from the focal character's limited point of view is only thematic in rule (RI), and it has typically been overstated in the literature.
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Though it is difficult to determine how great the industry shortage of drillers is, since most Canadian drilling outfits usually recruit and train their own workforce internally, the demand seems great enough to convince Cambrian College to recently start offering entry-level (common core) training for drilling companies or individuals interested in the profession at their Onaping underground facility, northwest of Sudbury.
Internally, the spaces were arranged around a double-height toplit reading room, but the plan was substantially altered during remedial works carried out in the 1970s.
However, these examinations will probably be significantly less intrusive than the TCMP audits, because many of the return items will be verified by the IRS internally. Only selected return items will have to be fully substantiated, with appropriate documentation.
Suppose you're replacing a bad regulator that happens to be one of the internally grounded ones.
The funding will be provided through the Canadian International Development Agency, and will contribute to initiatives to assist internally displaced persons and refugees.

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