contralateral


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contralateral

[¦kän·trə′lad·ə·rəl]
(physiology)
Opposite; acting in unison with a similar part on the opposite side of the body.
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The results of this study suggest that the limitations seen in the contralateral limb are present as a compensation for the slower gait speed dictated by the involved limb.
Efficacy of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in women with a personal and family history of breast cancer.
Comparison of the handgrip power between the harvested arm and the contralateral arm in patients with a feel of strength loss (n = 7) Variables Ipsilateral arm Contralateral arm p * Handgrip power, 23 [+ or -] 8 25 [+ or -] 10 0.
Simultaneous contralateral testicular metastasis from a renal cell carcinoma.
The timing of the contralateral procedure for symmetry, given the likely impact of radiotherapy on the cancer-affected side could still be debated, whether better as a synchronous procedure or delayed to achieve best match.
Increased risk of carcinoma in situ in-patients with testicular germ cell cancer with ultrasonic microlithiasis in the contralateral testicle.
revealed (1) a shift to greater fast-twitch fiber proportions in the contralateral leg vastus lateralis (VL) muscle based on ATPase staining and (2) a reliance on anaerobic metabolism with rapid lactate generation during isolated contralateral or hemiparetic limb exercise in contrast to the oxidative metabolism during isolated ipsilateral leg exercise [44].
In complete occlusion symptoms include contralateral gaze palsy, hemiplegia, hemisensory loss, spatial neglect and homonymous hemianopia.
Since this second route -- the contralateral ear pathway -- is generally longer than the direct approach, waves traveling along the two paths will be out of phase with one another at the eardrum.
Concurrently, the intact contralateral SON, which undergoes a robust axonal sprouting response in conjunction with heightened neurosecretory activity (2), also showed a statistically significant, but comparatively smaller, increase in CNTF-ir proportional area over a period of 3 to 10 days post lesion.
In all, 273 of the women diagnosed with DCIS (21%) had a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, as did 1,199 (17%) of the women with a diagnosis of stage 1-III invasive disease.
Contralateral deafness following unilateral suboccipital brain tumor surgery in a patient with large vestibular aqueduct--case report.