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circumflex

Anatomy (of certain nerves, arteries, or veins) bending or curving around

Circumflex

 

a mark used over a vowel to indicate a falling-rising or rising-falling tone. The circumflex is a variant of musical accent (pitch accent) and is in opposition to the acute accent and the grave accent. In ancient Greek the tilde is sometimes used as an alternate form of the circumflex. The circumflex is also called a circumflex syllabic intonation or a rising-falling tone.

In the history of the Slavic languages a distinction is made between the old circumflex, which occurred in syllables with a short diphthong, and the new circumflex, which gradually replaced the former acute accent. The circumflex occurs in ancient Greek, in Lithuanian, and in Serbo-Croatian in syllables with a long vowel.

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Anomalous origin of circumflex coronary artery from right pulmonary artery: report of a rare anomaly.
CONCLUSIONS ST-segment changes in the 18-lead electrocardiogram can be used to differentiate between occlusions of the circumflex artery and occlusions of the right coronary artery.
A subsidiary clue to the location is the deep circumflex iliac artery, which originates from the external iliac artery on the lateral side at about the same level as the medial origin of the IEA.
At this point, the posterior flap contains the deep branch of the medial femoral circumflex artery (MFCA), the anastomoses with the inferior gluteal artery, and the retinacular vessels.
In the distance, Paxton's curious exclamation mark, and beneath it rising from the valley floor like a circumflex, Dryslwyn Castle.
Cardiac catheterization demonstrated diffuse coronary artery disease, including a 99% occlusion of the middle right coronary artery, and subtotal occlusion of the proximal left circumflex artery and an estimated 70% stenosis of the left main coronary artery.
The Welsh version includes one letter J - commonly used with words such as jam and jiws - but does not include the circumflex (tO bach) which would have made the game more complicated
For each patient, the researchers evaluated a total of 100 segments from four vessels--left main coronary artery, left anterior descending coronary artery, left circumflex artery, and right coronary artery.
The right superior ostium gave rise to the left circumflex, which coursed posterior to the aortic root and then underneath the left atrial appendage to reside in the left atrioventricular sulcus.
Winton writes fantome on page 279, forgetting the circumflex.
61 circumeuntes (I presume) for circueuntes, and restore the circumflex to poor Vendome throughout.
We describe a woman with EDS who received an orthotopic heart transplant in the setting of spontaneous left circumflex coronary artery dissection, ascending aortic aneurysm, and New York Heart Association class IV heart failure.