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situated on or near the surface.
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(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]
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(sū'pĕr-fish'ē-ā'lis) [TA]
Situated nearer the surface of the body in relation to a specific reference point.
Synonym(s): superficial (3) .
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Solitary nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis. J Postgrad Med 2005;51(1):47-8.
In this study SEMGs acquired from four muscles; extensor carpi radialis, palmaris longus, pronator quadratus, flexor digitorum superficialis from three subjects (two females and two male) for five hand movements; finger flexion, wrist flexion, wrist extension, pronation, supination have been classified.
Nevus lipomatosus superficialis is an uncommon condition.
(I) To study the prevalence of congenital absence of Palmaris Longus muscle and the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis tendon in the Riyadh city universities.
When the course of the variant artery in the midline of the forearm is superficial to the above-described one, it should be termed the superficial median artery (ACNM superficialis [ACNMS]).
Amert: adductor mandibulae externus rostralis temporalis; Amerl: adductor mandibulae externus rostralis lateralis; Amerm: adductor mandibulae externus rostralis medialis; Amecl: adductor mandibulae externus caudalis lateralis; Amecm: adductor mandibulae externus caudalis medialis; Amev: adductor mandibulae externus ventralis; Psds: pseudotemporalis superficialis; Psdp: pseudotemporalis profundus; DM: depressor mandibulae; Pt VLat: pterygoideus ventralis lateralis; Pt VMed: pterygoideus ventralis medialis; Pt D Lat: pterygoideus dorsalis lateralis; Pt D Med: pterygoideus dorsalis medialis; Pt Retr: pterygoideus retractor; Prptq: protractor pterygoidei et quadrati.
Forearm's Passes deep to the Passes superficial to the proximal pronator teres, flexor pronator teres, flexor half digitorum superficialis, digitorum superficialis, and flexor carpi radialis and flexor carpi radialis muscles.
A duplex ultrasonography of the leg veins showed an organized thrombus in the right vena femoralis superficialis and vena femoralis communis (Fig.
In this canal; there is flexor pollisis longus, flexor digitorum superficialis, flexor digitorum profundus tendons and median nerve.
When the flexor digitorum superficialis and/or profundus muscles contract to flex the fingers to grip an object or make a fist, they also cross the wrist joint anteriorly and create a force of flexion of the hand at the wrist joint.
During finger-tip hanging and pull-ups the electrical activity of the flexor digitorum superficialis was the highest which remained so in the pull-ups task where brachioradialis had a close exertion rate [33].