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superficial

 [soo″per-fish´al]
situated on or near the surface.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

su·per·fi·cial

(sū'pĕr-fi'shăl), [TA]
1. Situated nearer the surface of the body in relation to a specific reference point. Compare: profundus.
2. Cursory; not thorough. Synonym(s): superficialis [TA], sublimis (2)
[L. superficialis, fr. superficies, surface]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

superficial

adjective Toward or near a surface; confined to or pertaining to a surface
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

su·per·fi·cial

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl) [TA]
1. Cursory; not thorough.
2. Pertaining to or situated near the surface.
3. Synonym(s): superficialis.
[L. superficialis, fr. superficies, surface]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

superficial

Near the surface.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

superficial

on or near the surface, e.g. of an artery, vein or ovule.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

su·per·fi·cial

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl) [TA]
1. Situated nearer body surface in relation to specific reference point.
2. Cursory; not thorough.
[L. superficialis, fr. superficies, surface]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A parcela E (representativa de Parque de Cerrado), a qual nao possuia cobertura vegetal de real protecao da superficie apresentou os maiores indices de escoamento superficial e perda de solo, mas estes dados foram contidos devido a caracteristica argilosa e pedregosa do solo, que gerava uma superficie relativamente selada, impedindo tanto uma erosao mais intensa como tambem o crescimento de especies herbaceas.
The distal half of the SUA, from the level of the mid-forearm to wrist, follows a typical course for the ulnar artery: at the wrist it was accompanied medially by the ulnar nerve and the tendon of the flexor carpi ulnaris, then traversed the superficial part of the flexor retinaculum, and continued across the palm as the superficial palmar arterial arch.
Fungal infections of the skin are divided into superficial and deep fungal infections.
Whereas superficial vein clots usually just cause surface pain, a clot in a deep vein often causes a swollen or tender leg.
Superficial pain during intercourse may also be caused by infections of the urinary tract.
Superficial penile dorsal vein rupture can be caused by blunt trauma to an erect penis, particularly when initiating or during sexual intercourse.
(2013), por meio de aplicacao de modelos computacionais, utilizando dados da cidade de Dublin, Irlanda, constataram um aumento do escoamento superficial de 33 mm/mes (areas pouco urbanizadas) para 75 mm/mes (areas urbanizadas), concluindo que este crescimento do escoamento e, em media, 40%.
Correlations between PE, superficial ultrasonogarphy and EXP were assessed by Pearson's correlation (PC).
"In this randomized controlled trial that did not achieve full anticipated enrollment, we did not observe a decrease in superficial surgical site infections after cesarean delivery in obese women with the use of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy," the authors write.
Durante una diseccion de rutina, observamos una arteria ulnar superficial (AUS) bilateral, en un especimen de sexo masculino, de 64 anos, fresco, con el sistema arterial inyectado con latex natural coloreado con pigmento rojo, conservado a posteriori en formalina al 10 %.
Medical device company Sensus Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ:SRTS) disclosed on Thursday the receipt of the 501(k) marketing clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new next-generation Superficial Radiation Therapy solution, SRT-100+, with immediate effect in the dermatology market.