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process

 [pros´es]
1. a prominence or projection, as from a bone.
2. a series of operations or events leading to achievement of a specific result.
3. to subject to such a series to produce desired changes.
acromial process acromion.
altered family p's former name for the nursing diagnosis interrupted family processes.
alveolar process the part of the bone in either the maxilla or mandible that surrounds and supports the teeth.
basilar process a quadrilateral plate of the occipital bone projecting superiorly and anteriorly from the foramen magnum.
calcaneal process of cuboid bones a process projecting posteriorly from the inferomedial angle of the cuboid bone that supports the anterior calcaneus.
caudate process the right of the two processes on the caudate lobe of the liver.
ciliary p's meridionally arranged ridges or folds projecting from the crown of the ciliary body.
clinoid process any of three processes of the sphenoid bone (anterior, medial, and posterior).
coracoid process a curved process arising from the upper neck of the scapula and overhanging the shoulder joint; called also coracoid.
coronoid process
1. the anterior part of the upper end of the ramus of the mandible.
2. a projection at the proximal end of the ulna.
disturbed thought p's a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the experiencing by an individual of disruption in cognitive operations and activities; it is related to various mental and personality disorders. Contributing factors include physiologic changes, psychologic conflicts, memory loss, impaired judgment, and sleep deprivation. Defining characteristics include inaccurate interpretation of the environment; cognitive dissonance; distractibility; decreased ability to grasp ideas; impaired ability to make decisions, solve problems, or reason; disorientation to time, place, person, circumstances, or events; and inappropriate or nonreality-based thinking.
dysfunctional family p's: alcoholism a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as psychosocial, spiritual, and physiological functions of the family unit that are chronically disorganized, leading to conflict, denial of problems, resistance to change, ineffective problem solving, and a series of self-perpetuating crises. See also alcoholism.
ensiform process xiphoid process.
ethmoid process a bony projection above and behind the maxillary process of the inferior nasal concha.
family p's the psychosocial, physiological, and spiritual functions and relationships within the family unit; nursing diagnoses include dysfunctional family processes: alcoholism and interrupted family processes.
frontonasal process frontonasal prominence.
interrupted family p's a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a change in family relationships and/or functioning.
malar process zygomatic process of the maxilla.
mammillary process a tubercle on each superior articular process of a lumbar vertebra.
mandibular process mandibular prominence.
mastoid process a conical projection at the base of the mastoid portion of the temporal bone.
maxillary process
2. a bony process descending from the ethmoid process of the inferior nasal concha.
nursing process see nursing process.
odontoid process a toothlike projection of the axis that articulates with the atlas.
pterygoid process either of the two processes of the sphenoid bone, descending from the points of junction of the great wings and the body of the bone, and each consisting of a lateral and a medial plate.
spinous process of vertebra a part of a vertebra projecting backward from the arch, giving attachment to muscles of the back.
styloid process a long, pointed projection, particularly a long spine projecting downward from the inferior surface of the temporal bone.
temporal process the posterior blunt process of the zygomatic bone that articulates with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone to form the zygomatic arch.
uncinate process any hooklike process, as of vertebrae, the lacrimal bone, or the pancreas.
xiphoid process the pointed process of cartilage, supported by a core of bone, connected with the lower end of the sternum; called also xiphoid.
The xiphoid process. Redrawn from Applegate, 1995.
zygomatic process a projection in three parts, from the frontal bone, temporal bone, and maxilla, by which they articulate with the zygomatic bone (see Appendix 3-3).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

uncinate process

a hook-like projection on each of the first four thoracic ribs of birds that overlaps the rib behind and serves to strengthen the thorax during flight.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
The uncinate process height: Distance between the tip of the uncinate process and the base of the uncinate process (Bozbuga et al.; Lee et al., 2012; Kocabiyik et al.).
The uncinate process tip may fuse with the orbital floor or the inferior portion of the lamina papyracea, which is known as an atelectatic uncinate process.
Each scan was reviewed for the presence of haller cell, onodi cell, paradoxical middle turbinate, deviated nasal septum (DNS), pneumatisation in the nasal septum, superior and middle turbinate, and uncinate process. A septum was termed DNS when it was obstructing at least half of the nasal cavity.
Tumors in the head, neck or uncinate process typically present with nonspecific abdominal or back pain, followed by obstructive jaundice.
When found in the nasal cavity, the most common site for these tumors to present is on the anterior nasal septum, followed by the nasal vestibule, inferior turbinate, middle turbinate, and uncinate process, as Puxeddu et al.
A computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen showed a possible hypodense mass in the second/third portion of the duodenum that is intraluminal with an extraluminal component abutting the uncinate process of the pancreas.
A middle meatal procedure for drainage involving removal of the uncinate process was described around 1900 by Killian.
Only the uncinate process and the cribriform plateweresignificantlymorevisible in group1.
Additional imaging findings included a cystic mass at the uncinate process of the pancreas, nodular appearance of the liver and indeterminate hepatic lesions (not shown).
Complete evaluation of vascular invasion was determined after transection of the isthmus; in the last years, we performed translateral approach with dissection of uncinate process first and subsequent en bloc excision of pancreas head and infiltrated vein [11].
He found that natural ostia were easily accessible in 40% of specimens but that in 20% of specimens ostia could not be cannulated because of the anatomical configuration of uncinate process or the bulla ethmoidalis or the size of the ostia.
Nasal endoscopy revealed a polypoid mass on the left lateral nasal wall arising near the uncinate process and protruding into the middle meatus.