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laterality

 [lat″er-al´ĭ-te]
a tendency to use preferentially in voluntary motor acts the parts along one side of the body, such as the ear, eye, hand, or leg; see also dextrality, sinistrality, and handedness.
crossed laterality the preferential use of contralateral members of the different pairs of organs in voluntary motor acts, e.g., right eye and left hand.
dominant laterality the preferential use of ipsilateral members of the different pairs of organs in voluntary motor acts, e.g., right (dextrality) or left (sinistrality) ear, eye, hand, and leg.

lat·er·al·i·ty

(lat'ĕr-al'i-tē),
Referring to a side of the body or of a structure; specifically, the dominance of one side of the brain or the body.

laterality

(lăt′ə-răl′ĭ-tē)
n.
Preference in using one side of the body over the other.

lat·er·al·i·ty

(lat'ĕr-al'i-tē)
Referring to a side of the body or of a structure; specifically, the dominance of one side of the brain or the body.

laterality

1. Pertaining to one side.
2. A tendency to use or occur in one side rather than the other.
3. Dominance of one hemisphere of the brain over the other.

lat·er·al·i·ty

(lat'ĕr-al'i-tē)
Referring to a side of body or structure; specifically, dominance of one side of brain or body.

Patient discussion about laterality

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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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Like handedness, studies investigating eyedness as one of the indicators of laterality in schizophrenia have reported contrasting results.
Data analysis: A sample size of 22 was sufficient to detect a difference on the laterality recognition task of 600 ms (Moseley 2004b), with a probability of [greater than or equal to] 80%, assuming [alpha] = 0.05.
This general theory has been widely influential in the interpretation of the results of subsequent EEG laterality effects in the sport literature, including the study by Crews et al.
Participants were assigned to several "laterality conditions" based on their responses to several short questions.
The laterality of stimuli was subject to limited randomization (with the constraint that an equal number of stimuli and blanks were presented to each nostril).
The evolutionary background of laterality is in most cases unknown.
Presence of variation and age group, according to gender and laterality. Variable Women (n=130) Men (n=106) Right Left Bilateral Right Left Bilateral Variation 8 5 39 8 2 46 9 to 17 0 0 3 0 0 1 18 to 30 2 2 2 0 0 6 Age group 31 to 50 1 0 10 1 0 12 51 to 70 4 0 21 5 0 22 71 or more 1 3 3 2 2 5 Variable Total % Variation 108 46 4 4 12 11 Age group 24 22 52 48 16 15 Table III.
RNFL measurement is affected by various factors, most significant being age, gender and axial length.10 There was no difference among two groups in terms of age, gender, laterality of eyes and axial length (p=0.623, 0.886, 0.258 and 0.759 respectively).
However, significant differences were found between experimental groups (p < 0.05) and laterality (p <0.05) in the dorsal hippocampus.
Two different laparoscopic hernia repair techniques were compared, single port Laparoscopic Needle Assisted Repair (LNAR) versus three port technique of PSDIR, regarding demographics, preoperative laterality, operative time, length of hospital stay, analgesia requirement and postoperative complications.
Instead, laterality in exposure, perhaps due to feeding handedness, likely explains the detected field patterns.
The difference in parameters, including gender, kidney anomaly, stone laterality, location, JJ stent usage, opacity, success and complications, between the two groups was analyzed using the Pearson chi-square test.