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1. an area considered as a unit for geographical, functional, social, or cultural reasons
2. an administrative division of a country
3. (in Scotland from 1975 until 1996) any of the nine territorial divisions into which the mainland of Scotland was divided for purposes of local government; replaced in 1996 by council areas
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(1) A territory identified by certain characteristics or peculiarities. In many cases, a taxonomic unit, as in physico-geographical region.

(2) In certain countries outside the USSR, an administrative and territorial unit, as in Paris region.

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(computer science)
A group of machine addresses which refer to a base address.
The union of an open connected set with a subset of its boundary points (which may be the entire boundary or the empty set).
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A circular incision of 2-3 cm diameter was made about 3 cm under the base of tail, over bulged portion at anal region. Blunt dissection was done to reach upto the bulging rectal end.
Modes of Presentation: In this series 72% patients pain around the anal region, discharging wound was the presenting complaint in 70%, of the patients.
It will drag its bottom across your lawn or a carpet in order to relieve the discomfort, and it will bite and lick at the anal region. Sometimes you'll be able to see that the area is irritated and red." If these signs persist, he says, veterinary examination is needed to determine whether the cause is an anal sac problem or some other condition associated with the anus, rectum or colon.
THE anal region is as well supplied with nerves as the penis and vagina.
Cystic masses can be seen anywhere in the body, including the anal region. E pidermal cysts are also available among these cystic masses.
On further questioning the patient confessed that his co-workers had held him firmly and directed the stream of air from a compressed-air pipeline towards his anal region in the morning.
Clinical features of perianal abscess are severe pain in peri anal region with difficulty to sit and on examination a smooth, tender, soft; swelling can be seen in the peri anal region.
CASE REPORT: A 60 Year old lady presented with the growth in external genitalia and anal region of 7 months duration.
The objective of the present research was to describe the morphological development of the skin in the nasal, cranial, lumbar and anal regions of the skin of the Guinea pig at different gestational ages.
Two studies also released in the same journal indicate that over several years, the Merck vaccine prevented nearly all precancerous growths in the genital and anal regions of women who hadn't been exposed to HPV-16 and HPV-18 before receiving the inoculations.