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septum

1. Biology anatomy a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities
2. a dividing partition or membrane between two cavities in a mechanical device

septum

[′sep·təm]
(biology)
A partition or dividing wall between two cavities.
(electromagnetism)
A metal plate placed across a waveguide and attached to the walls by highly conducting joints; the plate usually has one or more windows, or irises, designed to give inductive, capacitive, or resistive characteristics.

septum

1. A low wall or balustrade which divided the nave of the ancient basilican church into a middle section (for the clergy) and two side sections (for the laity).
2. A low wall around a tomb.
3. The enclosure of the Holy Table made by the altar rails in a church.
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Postoperatively, patients with deviated septum exhibit differences in lateralized olfactory function with the same frequency as do healthy individuals.
The magnitude of nasal obstruction in a caudally deviated septum is perplexing predominantly due to the fact that the deviation is bounded laterally by nasal valve area.
If you have narrow drainage passages in your nose, a deviated septum or nasal polyps, medications will only temporarily alleviate your symptoms.
The paper focuses on modifying deviated septums which is common in the Arab world.
7) Which politician mocked media coverage of his "nose job" by saying: "I had a deviated septum and it needed repositioning.
Those with a deviated septum or sinus polyps are not eligible.
To help the ex-X Factor star with her Miliband recognition skills, he's the clean-shaven one who leads the Labour Party and had a nose-job to correct a deviated septum.
It should not be used for chronic conditions like seasonal or persistent allergies, for breathing obstruction caused by a deviated septum and nasal turbinate hypertrophy or for a common syndrome called vasomotor rhinitis, an innate hypersensitivity to irritants like chemicals, pollutants or cold air.
Mr Miliband revealed in April that he suffered from sleep apnoea, which interrupts breathing during sleep, made worse by a deviated septum in his nose.
A spokeswoman for the Labour leader said that 'Miliband had an operation this morning to correct a deviated septum in order to help him with his sleep apnoea.
His spokesman said: "On medical advice he is having a routine operation to correct the deviated septum at the end of July with the NHS.
While nasal strips are typically merchandised in the cough-cold section, Allen points out that they have broader applications, including snoring, deviated septum, and nasal stuffiness from pregnancy or allergies.