Proximal


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proximal

[′präk·sə·məl]
(anatomy)
Near the body or the median line of the body.
(control systems)
Located close to the base or pedestal and away from the end effector of a robot.
(geology)
Of a sedimentary deposit, composed of coarse clastics and formed near the source.

Proximal

 

in anatomy, a term that indicates the location of an organ or a part of an organ that is closer to the center of the body or to the sagittal plane of the body’s surface. Proximal is opposed to distal. For example, in man the shoulder is the proximal section of the arm, while the hand is the distal section.

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Patients undergoing treatment with the Equinoxe[R] proximal humerus locking plate were followed at standard intervals using the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire to assess functional outcome and with physical examination and radiographic examination to determine clinical outcome or development of a complication at 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery and as available beyond 12 months.
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Of the 137 children who underwent repair, 18 had proximal penile hypospadias, 75 penoscrotal, 24 scrotal and 20 perineal.
The diameter of the proximal convoluted tubule and its opening, size of epithelian cell and its nuclear have no significant changes comparing to the control (see Table 1).
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Through extended standard carpal tunnel release approach to mid-part of the forearm, after carpal tunnel release, lunate and proximal scaphoid with bony fragments were found.
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Although only the length of the proximal and distal phalanges of the right thumb (Digitus pirimus) was statistically different, in the left thumb, both surface area and length had statistically important ratio-related-differences.
11 news release, "which reinforces our belief in a proximal source for the original gold boulders on our secure land position.