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dorsal

1. Anatomy Zoology relating to the back or spinal part of the body
2. Botany of, relating to, or situated on the side of an organ that is directed away from the axis
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dorsal

[′dȯr·səl]
(anatomy)
Located near or on the back of an animal or one of its parts.
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canopy

1. A decorative hood above a niche, pulpit, choir stall, or the like.
2. A covered area which extends from the wall of a building, protecting an entrance or loading dock.
3. The collective term for the upper blanket of foliage on trees.
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dorsal

dorsal
Pertaining to the rear and upper surface of an object (e.g., dorsal fin, dorsal tank).
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Caption: Figure 1: Vaginoscopy is conducted in an anesthetized ewe in dorsal recumbency. The laparoscopic surgical port device is inserted in the vulva, allowing insufflation with carbon dioxide gas and insertion of a 10 mm diameter rigid telescope for complete examination.
The nanday conure described in Figure 1 in dorsal recumbency for surgical correction of the left lateral body wall hernia that contained the oviduct.
If coelomic fluid accumulation is suspected during clinical examination, radiography would be contraindicated, as dorsal recumbency could potentiate any compromise of respiration.
The patient was anesthetized as before, and coelomocentesis was performed with a 20-gauge intravenous catheter before positioning the parrot in dorsal recumbency. Coelomocentesis yielded 12 mL of fluid with a similar appearance to the previously collected coelomic effusion.
Conclusions and Clinical Relevance--Results indicated that anesthetized Humboldt penguins had the lowest air sac volume and highest lung densities in dorsal recumbency. Therefore, this recumbency may not be recommended.
General anesthesia using Isoflurane provided good muscle relaxation and analgesia and dorsal recumbency helped in easy reposition of hernial contents into the abdomen.
Radiographic views in right lateral recumbency and in dorsal recumbency were obtained (Figs 1 and 2).
The animal was taken in to dorsal recumbency and abdomen was prepared for left paracostal laprotomy incision.
The hawk was placed in dorsal recumbency and the right foot was prepared for aseptic surgery.
Animal was restrained in lateral or dorsal recumbency depending on surgical manipulations.