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lateral

 [lat´er-al]
1. denoting a position farther from the median plane or midline of the body or a structure.
2. pertaining to a side.

lat·er·al

(lat'er-ăl), [TA] Do not confuse this word with external or outer.
1. On the side. Synonym(s): lateralis [TA]
2. Farther from the median or midsagittal plane. Synonym(s): lateralis [TA]
3. In dentistry, a position either right or left of the midsagittal plane.
4. A radiographic projection made with the film in the sagittal plane; especially, the second view of a chest series.
Synonym(s): lateralis [TA]
[L. lateralis, lateral, fr. latus, side]

lateral

/lat·er·al/ (-il)
1. denoting a position farther from the median plane or midline of the body or a structure.
2. pertaining to a side.

lateral

(lăt′ər-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or situated at or on the side.
n.
A lateral part, projection, passage, or appendage.
v. later·aled, later·aling, later·als also later·alled or later·alling Football
v.intr.
To execute a lateral pass.
v.tr.
To pass (the ball) sideways or backward.

lat′er·al·ly adv.

lateral

[lat′ərəl]
Etymology: L, latus, side
1 pertaining to the side.
2 away from the midsagittal plane.
3 farther from the midsagittal plane.
4 to the right or left of the midsagittal plane.
5 pertaining to a speech sound produced by passing air along one or both sides of the tongue, such as /l/.

lateral

adjective Away from the midline, referring to the side; situated on either side of the cardinal sagittal plane

lat·er·al

(lat'ĕr-ăl) [TA]
1. On the side.
2. Farther from the median or midsagittal plane.
3. dentistry A position either right or left of the midsagittal plane.
4. A radiograph made with the film in the sagittal plane; especially, the second view of a chest series.
[L. lateralis, lateral, fr. latus, side]

lateral

Of, at or towards the side of the body. From the Latin military word latus , a flank or wing. Unilateral means occurring only on one side; bilateral means relating to both sides.

lateral

at the side of.

lateral

opposite to medial, i.e. away from central sagittal plane

lat·er·al

(lat'ĕr-ăl) [TA]
1. In dentistry, a position either right or left of midsagittal plane.
2. A radiographic projection made with the film in the sagittal plane.
3. On the side.
4. Farther from the median or midsagittal plane.
[L. lateralis, lateral, fr. latus, side]

lateral (lat´ərəl),

adj a position either to the right or the left of the midsagittal plane.
lateral abscess,
lateral cervical cysts,
n.pl a slowly growing cyst commonly developing on the oral cavity floor in children and teenagers, near the sternocleidomastoid muscle; removable by surgery. Also called
lymphoepithelial cyst or
branchial cleft cyst. See also lymphoepithelioma.
lateral checkbite,
lateral condylar inclination,
lateral condyle path,
lateral deviation,
n 1. a frontal asymmetry of the face in which one portion, usually the lower face, is lateral to the midsagittal plane.
2. a condition of the temporomandibular joint, muscles of mastication, and the teeth that causes the mandible to move to one side on opening or forward thrust.
lateral excursion,
lateral fossa,
lateral jaw movement,
n the movement of the jaw to one side.
lateral lingual swellings,
n.pl the sections of tongue that appear along the midline during embryonic development of the tongue structure.
lateral movement,
lateral nasal processes,
n.pl protrusions of tissue that border the olfactory pits during early embryonic development of the face.
lateral periodontal cyst (botryoid odontogenic cyst),
lateral pressure,
n the minimum amount of pressure that must be exerted by an instrument against teeth or tissue to achieve the desired effect.
lateral protrusion,
n See protrusion, lateral.

lateral

1. denoting a position farther from the median plane or midline of the body or a structure; the side or outside.
2. pertaining to a side.

lateral aids
used by the rider to move a horse sideways; pressure by the neck rein and the thigh and calf on the same side at the same time.
lateral body folds
folds which commence at the head, then at the tail eventually meeting at the umbilicus; the folds gradually separate the embryo from the extraembryonic tissues.
lateral collateral ligament
lateral ligaments of many joints, e.g. the femorotibial articulation.
lateral decubitus
lateral recumbency.
lateral geniculate nucleus
a terminal and relay station for optical nerve fibers within the thalamus, beneath the lateral geniculate body.
lateral mesoderm
or lateral plate mesoderm; mesoderm which extends (a) around the embryonal gut and (b) inside the surface ectoderm to enclose the celom between these splanchnic and parietal layers respectively.
lateral nasal process
a process which borders the nasal pit, eventually the nostril, and which is derived from the embryo's frontonasal mesenchyme.
lateral palatine processes
processes which grow out from the maxillary processes and grow into the oronasal cavity, eventually fusing with each other and the medial palatine process and the nasal septum to form the embryo's hard palate.

Patient discussion about lateral

Q. Has anyone tried black cohosh for the later years in life?

A. my mother in law took it, she said it was very helpful but it could be a placebo effect... here is some info about black cohosh from a very relay able site

Q. What are some things I can do NOW to prevent arthritis later in life? Me and my dad are just alike and neither one of us has ever had any medical problems. My dad does have really bad arthritis though now that he's in his 50's. Almost to the point where it's crippling. I just turned 25. What are some things I could start doing to prevent getting this condition as well?

A. Exercise (but don't abuse) your joints. A sedentary lifestyle makes for weak muscles and increases the odds of developing arthritis (and other health problems). Regular exercise is essential. It creates stronger and more flexible joints. Exercise doesn't have to be strenuous. Just regular (yoga can really help). Feed your joints right. Overweight and obese individuals are at greater risk for osteoarthritis, particularly in the weight-bearing joints. Losing weight cuts the risk. Improving the diet is always a tough challenge in our time-strapped society. However, the more you can maximize your intake of whole foods and minimize the refined, packaged foods, the better off you and your joints will be.

Q. is asthma consider to be genetic? if so , can you spot it during the pregnancy later tests?

A. Asthma has a very strong genetic component to its developement, however it is inherited in a multifactorial way and there is not a specific gene that is responsible for the disease. Therefore, it is impossible to detect asthma during pregnancy. The diagnosis is made only later in life some even say after the age of 4.

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