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basal

[′bā·səl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or located at the base.
(physiology)
Being the minimal level for, or essential for maintenance of, vital activities of an organism, such as basal metabolism.
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Physician study participants reported that the primary reason they were reluctant to intensify insulin therapy for people with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on basal insulin was due to thinking their patients would not agree (62%).
Important Risk Information: If regular adjustments or modifications to the basal rate of insulin are required in a 24-hour period, or if the amount of insulin used at meals requires adjustments of less than 2-Unit increments, use of the V-Go[sup.
The clinical programme for XultophyA has shown consistent results in improving glycaemic control in patients uncontrolled on basal insulin and in patients who are not treated with insulin, providing hope for many people with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and the physicians who treat them.
The Foundation also notes that people who have had basal cell carcinoma once are at a risk of developing others in the same area over the years.
The basal ganglia encompass two major pathways, the direct and the indirect pathways.
Hugh will have to keep a close eye on his skin from now on - nearly half of all people with a basal cell carcinoma will develop another one within three years.
Basal cell adenomas are classically associated with the salivary glands.
The choices for basal markers include both HMWCKs, such as 34[beta]E12 and cytokeratin 5/6, which stain the cytoplasm of basal cells, and p63, which stains the nuclei of basal cells.
She said: "Although relatively rare, advanced basal cell carcinoma is a highly disfiguring disease stemming from the most common form of skin cancer in the UK.
But for the basic routine to change -- for a player to shoot from another spot on the basketball court or a bird to sing at a different pitch -- the basal ganglia must again get involved, providing feedback that allows learning based on trial and error, the theory suggests.
Basal cell carcinomas mainly affect fair-skinned adults and are more common in men than women.
Previously it was thought that more aggressive cancers sprung from basal stem cells.