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proximal

 [prok´sĭ-mal]
nearest to a point of reference, as to a center or median line or to the point of attachment or origin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

prox·i·mal

(prok'si-măl),
1. Nearest the trunk or the point of origin, said of part of a limb, of an artery or a nerve, so situated. Toward the median plane following the curvature of the dental arch, in contrast to distal2. Synonym(s): proximalis [TA]
2. dental anatomy denoting the surface of a tooth in relation with its neighbor, whether mesial or distal, that is, nearer to or farther from the anteroposterior median plane.
[Mod. L. proximalis, fr. L. proximus, nearest, next]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

proximal

(prŏk′sə-məl)
adj.
1. Nearest; proximate.
2. Anatomy Nearer to a point of reference such as an origin, a point of attachment, or the midline of the body: the proximal end of a bone.

prox′i·mal·ly adv.
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prox·i·mal

(prok'si-măl)
1. Nearest the trunk or the point of origin; said of part of a limb, of an artery or a nerve, so situated.
2. Synonym(s): mesial.
3. dental anatomy Denoting the surface of a tooth in relation to a neighboring or adjacent tooth, whether mesial or distal, i.e., nearer to or farther from the anteroposterior median plane.
[Mod. L. proximalis, fr. L. proximus, nearest, next]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

proximal

Pertaining to any point on the body nearer to, or nearest to, the centre. The upper arm is proximal to the hand and is the proximal part of the arm. Compare DISTAL.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

proximal

a point nearest to the body in any structure or nearest to the centre of the system concerned. For example, the wrist is the proximal part of the hand, being nearest to the body. Compare DISTAL.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

proximal 

Nearest to a central point. See distal.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

prox·i·mal

(prok'si-măl)
dental anatomy denoting tooth surface in relation to its neighbor, whether mesial or distal, i.e., nearer to or farther from anteroposterior median plane.
[Mod. L. proximalis, fr. L. proximus, nearest, next]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Results: The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy of 12-lead ECG for diagnosis of LAD occlusion proximal to D1 was 91%, 70.45%, 91.61%, 68.88% and 86.50%, respectively.