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descending

[di′sen·diŋ]
(anatomy)
Extending or directed downward or caudally, as the descending aorta.
(neuroscience)
In the nervous system, efferent; conducting impulses or progressing down the spinal cord or from central to peripheral.
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12: "Utrum motus naturalis debet esse velocior in fine quam in principio": "De ista quaestione non est conclusio dubitata quantum ad quia est, sicut dictum est, omnes percipiunt quod motus ipsius gravis deorsum continue magis ac magis velocitatur, posito quod per uniforme medium cadat, quia omnes percipiunt quod quanto lapis a longiore distantia descendens cadit super hominem, tanto fortius laedit ipsum.
lxi: "He not only wrote about universal things, but he also adapted doctrine, coming down ot the particulars, to our very way of living, to the basic practice of the specifics of human life" ("Non enim de universalibus tantum rebus scripsit; verum etiam ad particularia quaeque descendens, ad hunc nostrum vivendi usum et ad singularem quamdam humanae vitae operationem, doctrinam accommodavit").
Ascendente autem superbia prauorum quasi culmine turris nefandae ad caelum, ae quum est ut conditor caeli descendens destruat unanima coeptamalignorum, et hoc eis primum beneficii conferat, ne ualentes implere manus eorum quod coeperant, grauius in aeternum damnentur.
This dynamic model of the GI tract consists of five compartments representing the stomach, small intestine, and colon ascendens, transversum, and descendens (Figure 1).
24-25 leniterque hardly means `progressivement', but rather `gently' (as qualification of descendens).)