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process

[′prä‚ses]
(anatomy)
A projection from the central mass of an organism.
(computer science)
To assemble, compile, generate, interpret, compute, and otherwise act on information in a computer.
A program that is running on a computer.
(engineering)
A system or series of continuous or regularly occurring actions taking place in a predetermined or planned manner to produce a desired result.

process

1. Law
a. a summons, writ, etc., commanding a person to appear in court
b. the whole proceedings in an action at law
2. Biology a natural outgrowth or projection of a part, organ, or organism
3. Computing a distinct subtask of a computer system which can be regarded as proceeding in parallel with other subtasks of the system
4. Film, TV denoting a film, film scene, shot, etc., made by techniques that produce unusual optical effects

process

1. <operating system, software> The sequence of states of an executing program. A process consists of the program code (which may be shared with other processes which are executing the same program), private data, and the state of the processor, particularly the values in its registers. It may have other associated resources such as a process identifier, open files, CPU time limits, shared memory, child processes, and signal handlers.

One process may, on some platforms, consist of many threads. A multitasking operating system can run multiple processes concurrently or in parallel, and allows a process to spawn "child" processes.

process

(1) To manipulate data in the computer. The computer is said to be processing no matter what action it is taking upon the data; whether the data are actually being updated in a database or just being displayed on screen.

In order to evaluate a computer system's performance, the time it takes to process data internally is often analyzed separately from the time it takes to get it in and out of the computer. The I/O (input/output) is usually more time consuming than the processing. For an explanation of how the computer processes data, see "Processing" under the term computer. See also process technology.

(2) Software running in the computer. When a computer is booted, numerous processes are started. Some are parts of the operating system, while others are applications that have been designated to run at startup. In a Windows computer, pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del launches the Task Manager, which displays all running processes. In the Mac, the Activity Monitor in the Applications/Utilities folder shows the processes. See Windows processes.
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Pneumatised uncinate process also has been associated with poor sinus ventilation, specifically of the anterior ethmoid, frontal recess and of the infundibulum region.
68]Ga-DOTATOC in the uncinate process of the pancreas than in the remainder of the pancreas, a finding that corresponds to higher tissue concentrations of SSR type 2 mRNA (2).
Nasal endoscopy revealed polypoid mass on the left lateral nasal wall arising near the uncinate process protruding into the middle meatus and touching the middle turbinate.
The uncinate process became a well-known anatomic landmark after Messerklinger's extensive work with the nasal endoscope.
The patient was taken for a laparotomy, which revealed bulky head of pancreas and multiple vessels around the head and uncinate process of pancreas.
33) For tumour involvement localised to the head or uncinate process of the pancreas, a pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenctomy is preferred unless there is a small tumour distant from the pancreatic duct that can be removed safely by enucleation.
The superior attachment of the uncinate process was as follows: middle turbinate in 21 (42%), lamina papyracea in 18 (36%) and skull base in 11 (22%).
When the patient presented to us, endoscopic nasal evaluation revealed the presence of a structure lateral to the left middle turbinate that appeared to be an enlarged uncinate process (figure, A).
The splenoportal vein confluence lies just posterior to the pancreatic neck and anterior to the uncinate process.
Only the head and uncinate process comprised the entire pancreas, which were normal in size and consistency with no evidence of any compensatory hypertrophy, enlargement or findings suggestive of acute or chronic pancreatitis.
The ventral bud forms the posterior head and uncinate process, whereas the dorsal bud forms the anterior head, body, and tail.
In addition, the CT scan showed a well-pneumatized uncinate process on the left side that appeared to be obstructing the outflow tract in the left ostiomeatal complex (figure, A).