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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

space

(spās), [TA]
Any demarcated portion of the body, either an area of the surface, a segment of the tissues, or a cavity.
See also: area, region, zone.
Synonym(s): spatium [TA]
[L. spatium, room, space]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

space

(spās)
n.
A particular area, extent, or cavity of the body.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

space

Vox populi A limited or confined area. See Confined space, Cyberspace, Danger space, Dead space, Deep fascial space, Fuzzy space, File space, Intercostal space, Interdigital space, Paraglottic space, Preepiglottic space, Reinke space, Sample space.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

space

(spās) [TA]
1. Any demarcated portion of the body, either an area of the surface, a segment of the tissues, or a cavity.
See also: area, region, zone
2. dentistry Synonym(s): diastema. Synonym(s): spatium [TA] .
[L. spatium, room, space]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

space 

1. An area or a cavity within the body.
2. A limited area, usually three dimensional.
Berger's postlenticular space A space between the posterior surface of the crystalline lens and the hyaloid fossa of the vitreous. The space is believed to be filled with aqueous humour. Syn. retrolental space of Berger.
colour sp. A two- or three-dimensional representation of colour stimuli. Example: CIE chromaticity diagram.
gaussian space See paraxial region.
horopter space The horopter consisting of all object points in space which stimulate corresponding retinal points as distinguished from the two-dimensional cases such as the apparent frontoparallel plane, longitudinal or nonius horopters.
image space Region on one side of an optical system in which the image is formed. See object space.
intertrabecular space See trabecular meshwork.
object space Region on one side of an optical system or a lens in which the object is situated. See image space.
Panum's fusional space An area in space corresponding to Panum's area within which there is fusion and stereopsis of a non-fixated target. See Panum's area; horopter.
perichoroidal space See suprachoroidal space.
suprachoroidal space A potential space located between the choroid and the sclera. Anteriorly it is continuous with the supraciliary space. It contains thin, pigmented strands of collagen fibres and it is traversed by the long and short posterior ciliary arteries and nerves. Syn. perichoroidal space.
supraciliary space A potential space located between the ciliary body and the sclera. In this space are thin strands of collagen fibres derived partly from the suprachoroid and partly from layers of the ciliary muscle. This space together with the suprachoroidal space form part of the unconventional route of aqueous humour outflow, the uveoscleral pathway. See uveoscleral pathway.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

space

(spās) [TA]
Any demarcated body portion, either surface area, tissue segment, or cavity.
See also: region
[L. spatium, room, space]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Van der Heijde joint space narrowing score includes 15 areas from the hands and wrists and six areas from the feet; joint space narrowing is scored according to the original definition by Sharp, as shown above.
Simulation results demonstrate that PD control in the joint space can be efficiency used in the case when the tip of robot manipulator has to follow desired trajectory and when during the motion unexpected event can be appeared.
In each of the above circumstances, a faulty chewing pattern takes place that creates one focus of wear in the cartilage lining of the joint space. When that spot wears down to the nerve endings, pain occurs.
Radiographs were scored for osteophytes and joint space narrowing using the OARSI Atlas grading system (0-3 scale).
Narrowing of the joint space width was also reduced in the lateral femorotibial compartment for OA patients who received the same dose.
Among women only, a significant inverse dose-response relationship was found between milk intake and the rate of decline in joint space width, beginning at the relatively low "dose" of seven or fewer glasses of milk per week.
Machon in one study treated 25 patients diagnosed with chronicrecurrent TMJ dislocation by bilateral injections of autologous blood into the upper joint space and around the TMJ capsules.
Indeed, an Air Force Space Command study concluded that present accession requirements are satisfactory yet still called for additional officer education in the core areas of math, physics, sciences, and engineering during the first four years of service as part of earning an "initial space certificate." (See Lt Col Peppard, Headquarters AFSPC/ A1FX, "Air Force Space Professional Development Plan Update" [PowerPoint presentation, Joint Space Academic Group Meeting, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, March 2006].) The cost, in terms of both time and money, to provide such education is unnecessary, given that officers already possessing this core knowledge could be readily obtained through modest changes to accession policies.
This said, 'Have started carrying out joint space flight.
A similar dose of glucosamine sulfate has also been shown, in two independent studies, to prevent the joint space narrowing observed at the femorotibial compartment in patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis.
Patients taking chondroitin sulfate showed no joint changes, while those on placebo showed significant joint space narrowing.
Use of glucosamine sulfate in knee osteoarthritis prevents joint space narrowing on radiographs (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on 1 randomized controlled trial).

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