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multifocal

 [mul″tĭ-fo´k'l]
arising from or pertaining to many sites or locations.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mul·ti·fo·cal

(mŭl'tē-fō'kăl),
Relating to or arising from many foci.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

multifocal

(mŭl′tə-fō′kəl)
adj.
Relating to or arising from many foci.
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multifocal

Multicentric adjective Having many points of origin, as in a multifocal cancer with a primary tumor and scattered satellites of cancer in surrounding tissues
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mul·ti·fo·cal

(mŭl'tē-fō'kăl)
Relating to or arising from many foci.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Multifocal

Having many focal points. In progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, it means that damage caused by the disease occurs at multiple sites.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"However, if we do something that's going to enhance vision, such as using multifocal lenses or correcting astigmatism, that falls outside of insurance coverage."
The aims of this study were to investigate the long-term follow-up outcomes of patients after different therapeutic strategies for the treatment of multifocal PTC including PTMC and larger tumors.
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a demyelinating disease caused by the JC virus and involves the cerebral white matter.
In conclusion, pulmonary GCT is a rare entity, which can present as a large polypoid tumor causing recurrent postobstructive pneumonia and can be found throughout the bronchial tree and in peripheral lung fields in the form of multifocal GCTs, as in our case.
Key words: Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy; Serpiginoid choroiditis; Serpiginous choroiditis; Mycoplasma pneumoniae
New IOL models such as multifocal IOLs have been designed to address this problem.2,3 These IOLs employ apodized diffractive technology to decrease photic phenomena while providing simultaneous vision at distance and near foci.
CRMO is a rare autoinflammatory disorder characterized by multifocal aseptic bone lesions.
Deep Optics said it brings a technological advance to the multifocal market, aiming to provide alternative progressive glasses and new ophthalmic applications with electronic dynamic focal technologies based on its proprietary and patent-pending liquid crystal lenses.
These are the criteria for multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT), also known as chaotic atrial rhythm, (1) chaotic atrial tachycardia, (2) and chaotic atrial mechanism.
Rather, research suggests that the extent of high-grade PIN--whether it's in one biopsy core (focal) or several (multifocal)--may predict a man's risk.
La ON multifocal se define como una enfermedad que involucra tres o mas sitios anatomicos separados, que en orden de frecuencia son la cabeza femoral, el femur distal, el humero proximal y el talo [6,7].
Older adults who wear multifocal glasses and who regularly take part in outdoor activities are less likely to suffer falls if they are also provided with a pair of single lens distance glasses for outdoor use, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.