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dorsum

(dor -sŭm) (plural: dorsa) a ridge. The word is used in the approved name of such a surface feature on a planet or satellite.

dorsum

[′dȯr·səm]
(anatomy)
The entire dorsal surface of the animal body.
The upper part of the tongue, opposite the velum.
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When it appears localized to the dorsum hands, this form is more commonly associated with underlying malignancy (5).
Abdomen yellow-brown, dorsum with two longitudinal brown stripes (Figs 37-39).
We retrospectively analyzed the charts of 10 rhinoplasty patients in whom surgery was performed over a 1 -year period using postauricular fascia to augment the dorsum of the nose.
The patients we report in this cluster most typically had perioral and perirectal papules in addition to vesicles on the dorsum of their hands.
Patients with DPA aneurysm are usually presents with painless pulsatile mass in the dorsum of the foot, however more serious presentations such as rupture aneurysm or acute ischemia of the forefoot have been reported (3,4).
All other VL devices are passed over the dorsum of the tongue and require little or no elevation of the submandibular tissues for successful laryngoscopy.
Formulations containing with or without DMAE were applied to the dorsum of hairless mice.
Multiple small nodules were seen on the dorsum of the left hand with a 2-x-3 cm large nodule over the base of the third metacarpal.
The genus is recognized by a generally elongate-ovoid body shape, broad head, lanceolate scalelike setae on the dorsum, and by the patch of glassy spicules on the endosoma proximate to the secondary gonopore (Schuh and Menard, 2011).
Remitting, seronegative, symmetric synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE) is a syndrome with an acute onset, benign course characterized by rheumatoid factor seronegativity, edema on the dorsum of the hands and feet, symmetric distal synovitis, and flexor tendinitis on the fingers.
Soon after this procedure, intense pain, swelling, hyperemia, temperature changes, increased hair growth over the dorsum of the hand, dystrophic changes in the nails, abnormal sweating and tremor began in both hands.