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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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Neem (Azadirachta indica) seed kernel extracts and azadirachtin as oviposition deterrents against the melon fly (Bactrocera cucurbitae) and the oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis).
Spontaneous rupture of the dorsalis pedis artery: report of a case.
Insecticide susceptibility of oriental fruit fly (Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel)) (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Taiwan.
Key Words: Cliff chipmunk, Idaho distribution, Neotamias dorsalis, South-central Idaho
dorsalis in the southern Mississippi drainage region and Chrysemys picta from the rest of the range of the genus, including records of the latter from Culberson and El Paso counties in far west Texas (Strecker 1915; Carr 1952; Raun & Gehlbach 1972; Thomas 1976; Dixon 2000).
However, the right foot was warm and pulsation was present in the dorsalis pedis artery at that time.
Este estudo visa a fornecer informacoes a respeito da biologia reprodutiva de Delomys dorsalis, especie restrita as florestas umidas tropicais e subtropicais do sul e sudeste do Brasil, e do nordeste da Argentina, cujos habitos permanecem praticamente desconhecidos (Voss, 1993).
Table 6 Presence of Pedal Pulses Not Pulse Present Absent Applicable * n % n % n % Right foot Palpable Posterior tibial 94 40.5 120 51.7 18 7.8 Pedis dorsalis 142 61.2 72 31 18 7.8 Audible by doppler Posterior tibial 201 86.6 13 5.6 18 7.8 Pedis dorsalis 204 87.9 10 4.3 18 7.8 Digital 177 76.3 32 13.8 23 9.9 Left Foot Palpable Posterior tibia] 93 40.1 126 54.3 13 5.6 Pedis dorsalis 152 65.5 67 28.9 13 5.6 Audible by doppler Posterior tibial 203 87.5 16 6.9 13 5.6 Pedis dorsalis 202 87.1 15 6.5 13 5.6 Digital 181 78.0 30 12.9 21 9.1 All pedal pulses present 72 31.0 129 55.6 31 13.4 Notes: Not applicable refers to those patients whose pedal pulses were not obtainable because of amputation.
While the subjects were supine, the dorsalis pedis, popliteal, and radial arteries were located by auscultation and marked.
The average distance in all Penaeoidea species was 0.137 [+ or -] 0.12 and ranged from 0.001 between Sicyonia dorsalis and Aristaeopsis edwardsiana to 0.234 between Aristeus antillensis and Farfantepenaeus duorarum as well as A.
It involves measuring the systolic blood pressure in the ankles (dorsalis pedis and posterial tibial arteries) and arms (brachial artery), using a handheld Doppler and then calculating a ratio.
You can also feel your pulse just above your elbow (brachial), in your groin (femoral), behind your knee (popliteal), on top of your foot just below the ankle (dorsalis pedis), and just below and behind your inside ankle bone (posterior tibial pulse).