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superficial

 [soo″per-fish´al]
situated on or near the surface.

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]

superficial

/su·per·fi·cial/ (-fish´al) pertaining to or situated near the surface.

superficial

[-fish′əl]
Etymology: L, superficies, surface
1 pertaining to the surface.
2 not grave or dangerous.

superficial

adjective Toward or near a surface; confined to or pertaining to a surface

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]

superficial

Near the surface.

superficial

on or near the surface, e.g. of an artery, vein or ovule.

superficial,

n 1., in massage therapy, external, or outer surface.
2., in psychotherapy, the primary use of such techniques as persuasion, counseling, reeducation, and inspiration. Also called
supportive psychotherapy or
suppressive psychotherapy.

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]

superficial

situated on or near the surface.

superficial necrolytic dermatitis
frequently associated with glucagon-secreting tumors of the pancreas and with cases of diabetes mellitus or chronic hepatitis; called also hepatocutaneous syndrome; lesions are erythematous, erosive, ulcerative and crusted with marked hyperkeratosis of the footpads.
superficial plexus skin
superficial pustular dermatitis
see superficial pustular dermatitis.
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The frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery runs a tortuous course just subcutaneously, crossing the temple in an anterosuperior direction (Fig.
On histology, the tumor presented as a superficial, lobulated, plate-like epithelial proliferation with multiple broad connections to the epidermis and well-defined pushing borders into the papillary dermis (Fig.
sup][5] A previous study showed that the common palmar digital artery to the second web space did not arise from the superficial arch; instead, it originated from a common trunk that supplied the third web space.
The VenaSeal system is intended for patients with superficial varicose veins of the legs that cause symptoms.
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The animals presented with history of small growth in eye since one to six months which progressed slowly and in some rapidly without responding to medical treatment along with lacrimation or foul smelling odour, blood stained discharge around the eye, reduced feeding and reduced working efficiency of animals were subjected for thorough ocular examination to confirm for stages of eye cancer based on its size, location and involvement of associated structures, were prepared for surgery and subjected to superficial keratectomy and silver nitrate application to remove the corneal or limbal neoplasms.
Distal to the elbow, the SUA followed the usual course lateral to the median nerve, then crossed superficial to the median nerve, but was separated from it by the humeral head of the pronator teres muscle (Figure 1B).
A cobertura vegetal, atua como protecao do solo frente a acao das gotas da chuva por meio da interceptacao da agua pela estrutura da vegetacao localizada acima da superficie do solo (GALETI, 1987), que reduzem a velocidade da gota da chuva e retiram parcialmente a intensidade do efeito splash, responsavel por causar ruptura dos agregados e selar a superficie do solo (GUERRA, 2012), alem de estruturar o solo por meio da dispersao de suas raizes, que podem aumentar a capacidade de infiltracao e reduzir a intensidade do escoamento superficial e dos processos erosivos decorrentes do mesmo.
Fungal infections of the skin are divided into superficial and deep fungal infections.
Small clots can form in the superficial veins as a result of minor trauma.
DISCUSSION: Superficial angiomyxoma (Cutaneous myxoma) is a benign soft tissue tumor which was first described by Carney and colleagues in 1986.
Food and Drug Administration today approved the VenaSeal closure system (VenaSeal system) to permanently treat varicose veins of the legs by sealing the affected superficial veins using an adhesive agent.