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Anatomy (of certain nerves, arteries, or veins) bending or curving around
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a mark used over a vowel to indicate a falling-rising or rising-falling tone. The circumflex is a variant of musical accent (pitch accent) and is in opposition to the acute accent and the grave accent. In ancient Greek the tilde is sometimes used as an alternate form of the circumflex. The circumflex is also called a circumflex syllabic intonation or a rising-falling tone.

In the history of the Slavic languages a distinction is made between the old circumflex, which occurred in syllables with a short diphthong, and the new circumflex, which gradually replaced the former acute accent. The circumflex occurs in ancient Greek, in Lithuanian, and in Serbo-Croatian in syllables with a long vowel.

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It can also be raised as a superficial circumflex iliac perforator flap.
Congenital absence of the left circumflex artery associated with inferior myocardial infarction.
The left marginal artery, located on the left ventricular edge, originated from the circumflex branch of the coronary artery in two individuals, one male and one female (33.3 %).
Singh, "Variations in the origins of the profunda femoris, medial and lateral femoral circumflex arteries: a cadaver study in the Indian population," Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, vol.
The circumflex is "one of the main causes of errors and its usage is random," the website said.
Caption: Figure 2: (a) Coronary angiography from the day after admission with only a possible spasm in the left main coronary artery (LMCA) and no spasms in the left anterior descending or circumflex (CX) coronary artery (b) Third coronary angiography performed 6 days after admission showing LMCA and ostial CX stenosis.
CTA revealed active contrast extravasation from the ascending and descending branches of lateral femoral circumflex artery (LFCA), which arises from the PFA [Figure 3].
The cruciate anastomosis involves the inferior gluteal, medial femoral circumflex, lateral femoral circumflex and the first perforating branch of the profunda femoral arteries.
Left deep inferior epigastric and left deep iliac circumflex arteries supplied the left common femoral artery.
The posterior humeral circumflex artery (arteria circumflexa humeri posterior, PHCA) stems from the AA at the distal border of the subscapularis (musculus subscapularis) from the proximal segment of the infrapectoral (last, third) part of the AA and runs dorsally into the quadrangular space (foramen humerotrici-pitale, spatium axillare laterale) together with the axillary nerve (nervus axillaris).
CT revealed giant aneurysm of first obtuse marginal (OM 1) branch of left circumflex coronary artery.
(1,2) In most cases, ECM selectively affects the left anterior descending artery, but involvement of the left main coronary, left circumflex, and right coronary arteries has also been documented in a few reported cases.