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midline

 [mid´līn]
the imaginary line that divides the body into right and left halves.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

midline

1. An imaginary line running along the surface of the brain (anterior to posterior), which separates the right and left hemispheres. 2. See median line.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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All patients had either a midline, CVC, or PICC line placed during their NCU stay.
This is a potential area of study where the risks and benefits of early placement of midline or PICC catheters in patients with anticipated prolonged NCU stay or use of peripherally incompatible medications could be explored.
Adverse reactions associated with midline catheters--United States, 1992-1995.
Management of maxillary midline diastema with emphasis on etiology.
Treating a maxillary midline diastema in adult patients: a general dentist's perspective.
Closure of a minor midline diastema using Essix trays.
Correction of asymmetric molar and canine relationship as well as making non-coincident dental midlines coincident with each other and with facial midline is always challenging as differential mechanics are always required to achieve desired results.9,10 Therefore it is very important to know effect of asymmetric molar and canine relationship on coincidence of dental midlines.
The current study was designed to find effect of asymmetric molar and canine relationship on coincidence of dental midlines so that it can help in diagnosis and formulating of an accurate treatment plan.
The patients having permanent dentition from 2nd molar to 2nd molar in maxillary arch were included .However patients having midline diastema orthodontic treatment or any cranio-facial anomaly were excluded.
The results of the present study showed that 82.8% patients had their maxillary dental midline coinciding with facial midline.
Therefore, the overall treatment objectives were focused on the orthodontic establishment of positive overjet and overbite for maximum improvement of occlusion and to correct the midline problem.
The rigid 0.017x0.025ss rectangular wires were inserted on the left, Class II elastics on the left, Class III elastics on the right and oblique elastics on the anterior side were used in order to correct the midline relationship.