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fornix

[′fȯr‚niks]
(anatomy)
A structure that is folded or arched.
(botany)
A small scale, especially in the corolla tube of some plants.
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fornix

In ancient Roman construction, a vaulted surface.
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The bleeding site was found in the right posterior fornix of the inferior nasal meatus and haemostasis was achieved.
A drop of local anesthetic agent (tetracane) was gently instilled into the lower fornix of the subject.
In the present study, difficulties were encountered placing either tear measurement device into the conjunctival fornix due to the tight eyelid conformation of the birds.
Fiber tracking was performed for 3D segmentation of fornix and cingulum as two major white matter tracts of the limbic system, and additionally for the parahippocampal gyrus (Figure 1).
It is not preferred by women when it comes to self - application and majority find it difficult to put the tablets deep into posterior fornix. The first dose of misoprostol in our study was administered by a doctor in hospital so as to initiate the process of miscarriage in a more effective way and the next doses were oral to further enhance and thus complete the evacuation.
There was no involvement of the lower fornix or the lacrimal punctum.
Such lesions may be multiple and appear in the caruncle or fornix. The sessile papilloma is more frequently on the bulbar or juxtalimbal conjunctiva.
In this retrospective study, therefore, we investigated whether quantitative MRI measurements in the fornix and cingulum differ between MS cases and healthy volunteers and evaluated the association of these measures with cognitive disability.
Vaginal examination revealed 6-8 weeks uterine size with fragile and irregular posterior wall of uterus and palpation of tender and irregular mass in posterior fornix. Clinically, pelvic hematoma was suspected due to perforation of uterus from unsafe abortion.
Symmetrical bilateral hyperintensities on T2W images were also seen in external capsule, internal capsule, fornix, extreme capsule, corpus callosum and head of caudate nucleus.
Her abdomen was soft and distended while bimanual examination revealed a normal uterus and a 5x6 cm cystic firm mass felt through right fornix with limited mobility.