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Synonyms for dorsum

the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine

the back of the body of a vertebrate or any analogous surface (as the upper or outer surface of an organ or appendage or part)

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Abdomen yellow, dorsum with two longitudinal brown stripes (Figs 41-43).
The postauricular fascia graft is particularly useful for radix augmentation, but it may also be used to camouflage irregularities on the dorsum and nasal sidewalls.
In addition, the presence of perioral lesions and peripheral vesicles on the dorsum rather than palmar/plantar surface of the hands and feet represents a unique phenotype of HFMD that could be confused with herpes simplex or varicella-zoster virus infections.
Failed laryngoscopy often occurred with the CTrach and Venner AP Advance videolaryngoscope--DAB in patients with severe retrognathia where the curvature of the device did not correspond to the dorsum of the tongue.
There were multiple small nodules and a large nodule on the dorsum of left hand at the base of 3rd metacarpal (Figure 1), a localized cystic granuloma in the retrocalcaneal region is shown, and multiple tophaceous deposits over the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint and hallux valgus deformity are seen.
DIAGNOSIS: Recognized by pale pinkish orange dorsal coloration in males and generally pale creamy white of females, with distinctive carmine red markings on head, anterolateral angle of pronotum, all thoracic pleura, abdomen and legs; hind legs with red spots at base of tibial spines; dorsum with mixed vestiture of golden scalelike setae and longer decumbent, thick, black, simple setae; venter with golden scalelike setae only; male endosoma with marginal processes, large flattened and right laterally projected medial spinelike process and smaller ridge of spines proximate to base.
They all presented the diagnostic characters for this species (Morales and Velazco 1998) such as: skin on dorsum granular, dorsal coloration yellow with two dorsolateral yellow stripes and ventral coloration pale blue or turquoise with black reticulations.
Negative heel engineering of this lightweight shoe promotes muscle activation while the forefoot flex grooves allow for natural dorsiflexion, the movement which decreases the angle between the dorsum (superior surface) of the leg, so that the toes are brought closer to the shin.
Less noticeable dysfunction associated with drop foot includes paresis of foot eversion and sensory impairment on the dorsum of the foot and lateral leg.
Several morphological features of this specimen are unusual, including a large number of ventral macrosetae on legs I and II, prominent sparse rows of elongate setae on the dorsum, a multi-cusped retromarginal tooth, and an epigynum which superficially looks like an euophryine, but structurally is quite different.
Coverage begins with basic perioperative and surgical concepts and then proceeds through dorsum, tip, alar base, and chin.
This is a plastic or metal device that literally scrapes the deposit of dead cells and other debris from the dorsum of the tongue.
By the evening of the first day, it was obvious he had significant sunburn from the dorsum of his feet to the face.
One case of wound dehiscence developed on the dorsum of a patient's foot.