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ring

 [ring]
1. any annular or circular organ, structure, or area.
2. in chemistry, a collection of atoms united in a continuous or closed chain.
abdominal ring, external an opening in the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle for the spermatic cord or round ligament.
abdominal ring, internal an aperture in the transverse fascia for the spermatic cord or round ligament.
Albl's ring a ring-shaped shadow in radiographs of the skull, caused by aneurysm of a cerebral artery.
Bandl's ring see bandl's ring.
benzene ring the hexagon representing the arrangement of carbon atoms in a molecule of benzene, different compounds being derived by replacement of the hydrogen atoms by different elements or compounds.
Cannon's ring a focal contraction seen radiographically at the mid-third of the transverse colon, marking an area of overlap between the superior and inferior nerve plexuses.
conjunctival ring a ring at the junction of the conjunctiva and cornea.
constriction ring a contracted area of the uterus, where the resistance of the uterine contents is slight, as over a depression in the contour of the fetus, or below the presenting part.
fibrous ring of heart anulus fibrosus.
halo ring a metal orthosis used for traction in the treatment of spinal cord injuries. The halo apparatus can maintain stability and alignment of the cervical vertebrae while the patient is out of bed.
inguinal ring, deep an aperture in the transverse fascia for the spermatic cord or the round ligament.
inguinal ring, external superficial inguinal ring.
inguinal ring, internal deep inguinal ring.
inguinal ring, superficial an opening in the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle for the spermatic cord or the round ligament.
Kayser-Fleischer ring a golden brown or green discoloration in the zone of Descemet's membrane in the limbic region of the cornea seen in wilson's disease and other liver disorders.
pathologic retraction ring a complication of prolonged labor marked by failure of relaxation of the circular fibers at the internal opening of the cervix, obstructing delivery of the infant. See also bandl's ring.
physiologic retraction ring the demarcation between the upper, contracting portion of the uterus in labor and the lower, dilating part.
Schwalbe's ring a circular ridge composed of collagenous fibers surrounding the outer margin of Descemet's membrane.
tympanic ring the bony ring forming part of the temporal bone at birth and developing into the tympanic plate.
umbilical ring the orifice in the abdominal wall of the fetus for transmission of the umbilical vein and arteries.
vascular ring a congenital anomaly of the aortic arch and its tributaries, the vessels forming a ring about the trachea and esophagus and causing varying degrees of compression.

vas·cu·lar ring

anomalous arteries (aortic arches) congenitally encircling the trachea and esophagus, at times producing pressure symptoms.

vas·cu·lar ring

(vas'kyū-lăr ring)
Anomalous arteries (embryonic pharyngeal arch arteries) congenitally encircling the trachea and esophagus, at times producing pressure symptoms.

vas·cu·lar ring

(vas'kyū-lăr ring)
Anomalous arteries congenitally encircling trachea and esophagus.

ring

1. any annular or circular organ, structure or area.
2. in chemistry, a collection of atoms united in a continuous or closed chain.

abdominal ring (external)
an opening in the aponeurosis of the external oblique muscle for the spermatic cord or round ligament. Called also external inguinal ring.
abdominal ring (internal)
an aperture in the transverse fascia for the spermatic cord or round ligament. Called also internal inguinal ring.
Bandl's ring
ring cell
an immature granulocyte, intermediate between the myelocyte and metamyelocyte, found in the bone marrow of rats. There is a 'hole' in the nucleus.
ciliary ring
the posterior part of the ciliary body of the eye, a continuation of the choroid.
conjunctival ring
a ring at the junction of the conjunctiva and cornea.
constriction ring
a contracted area of the uterus, where the resistance of the uterine contents is slight, as over a depression in the contour of the fetus, or below the presenting part.
deep inguinal ring
an aperture in the transverse fascia for the spermatic cord or the round ligament.
docking ring
femoral ring
the abdominal opening of the femoral canal through which the femoral nerve and blood vessels pass from the peritoneal cavity to the limb.
inguinal ring
see abdominal ring (above).
pancreatic ring
the ring in the pancreas that accommodates the portal vein.
ring precipitin test
see precipitin reaction.
preputial ring
the rim of the external orifice of the prepuce proper, the internal prepuce, on the penis of the horse.
retraction ring
the demarcation between the upper, contracting portion of the uterus in normal parturition and the lower, dilating part.
retraction ring (pathological)
a complication of prolonged labor marked by failure of relaxation of the circular fibers at the internal opening of the cervix, obstructing delivery of the fetus.
Schwalbe's ring
see schwalbe's ring.
scleral ring
stallion ring
a rubber ring fitted over the glans penis of the stallion which discourages erection and masturbation.
superficial inguinal ring
a fissure-like opening in the aponeurosis of the external abdominal oblique muscle for the spermatic cord or the round ligament.
ring test
tympanic ring
the bony ring forming part of the temporal bone at birth and developing into the tympanic plate.
umbilical ring
the orifice in the abdominal wall of the fetus for transmission of the umbilical vein and arteries.
ring vaccination
vaccination of all animals in a zone around an area in which the subject disease occurs. A preventive strategy that contains the infected population so that the eradication team has a finite target.
vascular ring
any of a number of congenital anomalies of the aortic arch and its branches, the vessels forming a ring about the trachea and esophagus that cause varying degrees of compression, vomiting and esophageal dilatation. See also persistent right aortic arch.
References in periodicals archive ?
One must recognize that vascular rings are often associated with tracheal anomalies (eg, lack of the membranous part of the wall, tracheomalacia, dyskinesia).
Increasing evidence indicates that CT or MRI may replace other modalities as the procedure of choice for definitive evaluation of vascular rings.
Van Aalderen WMC, Hoekstra MO, Hess J, et al: Respiratory infections and vascular rings.
Van Son JAM, Julsrud PR, Hagler DJ, et al: Imaging strategies for vascular rings.
Pickardt PJ, Siegel MJ, Gutierrez FR: Vascular rings in symptomatic children: frequency of chest radiographic findings.
Beekman RP, Hazekamp MG, Sobotka MA, et al: A new diagnostic approach to vascular rings and pulmonary slings: the role of MRI.
Frequent respiratory tract infections and dysphagia in early childhood may be caused by vascular rings.