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Meaning of distal?
In medical terms it would be furthest away from the centre/main part. i.e. the distal part of the finger would be the end of the finger.
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Anything unremarkable is good news; it means it appears normal. In this case, the word is applied to the end of the spinal cord, probably on an imaging study.
Proximal is the opposite of distal.
Syringomyelia is a disorder in which a cyst forms within the spinal cord. This cyst aka syrinx expands over time, destroying a portion of the spinal cord from its center and e…xpanding outward.
Neurovascularly intact distally means the nerves and blood vessels are still intact and the patient has: + pulses of area + ability to wiggle fingers/toes, move arm etc colo…r of limb involved: skin pink, lt brown, no cyanosis warm to touch + sensation to area
What does it mean if a doctor says he or she is about to dissect the distal end of the popliteal artery?
Cut the end of the artery going into the back of you knee at the far end of the artery.
Distal refers to farthest away. For example, if one speaks of the elbow in relation to other body parts, the hand would be distal to the elbow, while the humerus would b…e proximal (the closer) Distal (Latin: to stand apart, be remote) in easy English means DISTANCE or away from. For instance the distal phalanges are the fingers and toes -- they are a "fer piece" down at the end of the arm and leg. They are the furthest from the point of attachment to the body.
Distal circulation refers to circulation that occurs at the furthest point of the central core. This includes the arms and legs.
Yes. Distal means farther from the point of attachment or from the center of the body. So the knee is distal to the hip, and the food would be distal to the knee and so on.
The supraspinatus tendon runs from the muscle on the outside of the shoulder blade, over the shoulder joint and inserts on the humerus. The distal aspect is the part that inse…rts onto the humerus. Tendonopathy is unclassified disease of the tendon; this could be due to infection, trauma, degeneration or neoplasia. In practical terms, this is one of the tendons associated with the rotator cuff. It is severely damaged and may be close to the point of spontaneous rupture. Surgery is not a fun option as it is painful, recovery is time-consuming and 100% function is not likely to be restored. I suspect your doctor would have recommended strict rest to let the tendon heal itself - no lifting weights, no raising the arm over your head, possibly wear a sling.
removal of the outside part (the ovary end) of the fallopian tube
if you think about it, the role of the loop of henle is to essentially get as high a concentration of salts in the collecting duct as possible to get concentrated urine becaus…e it's trying to get as much water water as possible reabsorbed back into the body. now that we know this we can pretty much work from there. after the fluid has moved through the descending limb (which is water permeable meaning that it loses water through osmosis to the tissue fluid in the medulla) and the ascending limb (which is water impermeable meaning the opposite), the fluid is very high in concentration of salts because salts keep moving into the tubule after the top of the descenting limb. therefore, by the time the fluid gets to the distal convoluted tubule, the urine is low in water potential already. sodium ions move out of the fluid and potassium ions move into the tubule. water also continues to diffuse out of the tubule and also later on in the collecting duct. depending on how hydrated the body is, more and more water is reabsorbed back into the tissue fluid in the medulla before being absorbed by the capillaries and carried away by the blood. this is all done to prevent dehydration.
Since the humerus is farther down the arm than the scapula, it is considered distal.
A distal pulse is found at the far enr of the extremities. A proximalal pulse is found at the torso side of the extremities.
at the far end (distal) of the ureter (the tube through which one pees) the ureter is the tube between the kidney and the bladder.....the urethra is the tube that removes urin…e from the body ( the tube you pee thru)