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Related to medially: posteriorly, anteroposterior, caudal direction

medial

1. Maths relating to an average
2. another word for median
3. Zoology of or relating to a media

medial

[′mē·dē·əl]
(anatomy)
Being internal as opposed to external (lateral).
Toward the midline of the body.
(science and technology)
Located in the middle.
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This is a result of the medially directed component of the GRF.
Abdomen: Scattered white setose; T1 and anterior half of T2 long white setose, remaining T2 and T3 short white setose; T1 apubescent, T2-4 predominantly grey pubescent, anterolaterally apubescent, T5 grey pubescent medially, T6-7 apubescent.
A Chandler retractor placed medially is used to lever the humerus anteriorly.
2-5): Epandrium yellow with long yellow setulae; surstylus strongly sclerotized, globose, with small pointed prominence directed medially, covered with short thick setulae, weakly articulating with epandrium.
8 m long, basally 2-pinnate-pinnatisect, medially 1-pinnate-pinnatisect to 2-pinnate-pinnatifid; lamina rachises pubescent abaxially; basal pinnae 10-20 cm long, inequilateral, the segments adnate; pinna rachises abaxially eglandular, densely pubescent, sparsely scaly (sometimes apparently absent), the hairs 0.
Mesoscutum weakly and uniformly reticulate, with setae almost only in a single line along imaginary notaulic courses and a single line laterally; notauli absent; hind margin medially with a distinct, transverse prolongation covering base of scutellum, at each side with about six setae above the small scuto-scutellar grooves.
The scan detected a soft tissue structure, 12 x 13 x 14 mm, behind the left eyeball, adjacent to and medially dislodging the optic nerve.
For femoral nerve block, if the needle is too medial, then redirecting it more medially as advised is unlikely to help.
This is due to powerful contraction of the muscles around the shoulder forcing the humeral head superiorly and posteriorly against the acromion, and medially against the glenoid before it slips behind the glenoid rim into posterior dislocation.
66 times as wide as long; collar narrow; anterior margin feebly sinuate; anterolateral angles slightly produced beyond collar; anterolateral borders deeply concave, angular; lateral borders of hind lobe subparallel, converging anteriorly; posterior margin sinuate; disc medially with longitudinal depression on anterior lobe, flanked by 2 (1 + 1) large callosities; 2 (1 + 1) zig-zag carinae extending fore and hind lobe sublaterally; posterior lobe medially transversely elevated with granulate carina, sloping and shiny anteriorly.
Dorsal fin grey green to grey yellow with irregular rows of dark red small spots and dots; spots somewhat horizontally coalesced proximally, medially elongated on fin rays, distally denser and smaller.