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dorsal

1. Anatomy Zoology relating to the back or spinal part of the body
2. Botany of, relating to, or situated on the side of an organ that is directed away from the axis

dorsal

[′dȯr·səl]
(anatomy)
Located near or on the back of an animal or one of its parts.

canopy

1. A decorative hood above a niche, pulpit, choir stall, or the like.
2. A covered area which extends from the wall of a building, protecting an entrance or loading dock.
3. The collective term for the upper blanket of foliage on trees.

dorsal

dorsal
Pertaining to the rear and upper surface of an object (e.g., dorsal fin, dorsal tank).
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Dorsal recumbency has been used as the standard of adequate sedation by researchers seeking to determine the appropriate dose for songbird care (31) and is very similar to stage III of anesthesia.
The birds, while under moderate sedation, could be placed onto their backs, but they retained the righting reflex such that dorsal recumbency was not possible.
After measuring IOP in upright position, animals were positioned in dorsal recumbency with the head held at heart level.
With the goose positioned in dorsal recumbency and the legs extended, radiographs revealed a 2-mm cranial step displacement with a 1-mm gap fracture of the right femoral neck (Fig 4).
Birds in group 2 were anesthetized with the same protocol as those in group 1 and were placed in dorsal recumbency.
Endoscopic biopsy of the bursa of Fabricius was accomplished by cloacoscopy and saline irrigation with the pigeons in dorsal recumbency.
The dose of each drug or ketamine-drug combination administered intranasally that resulted in adequate sedation (ie, unrestrained dorsal recumbency maintained for [greater than or equal to] 5 minutes) was determined; the onset of action, duration of dorsal recumbency, and duration of sedation associated with these treatments were evaluated.
Following sacrifice, the bird was placed in dorsal recumbency and the trachea was exteriorized.