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Synonyms for dorsal

belonging to or on or near the back or upper surface of an animal or organ or part


facing away from the axis of an organ or organism

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If coelomic fluid accumulation is suspected during clinical examination, radiography would be contraindicated, as dorsal recumbency could potentiate any compromise of respiration.
Animal was placed in dorsal recumbency, ventral neck was scrubbed and prepared aseptically.
The patient was anesthetized as before, and coelomocentesis was performed with a 20-gauge intravenous catheter before positioning the parrot in dorsal recumbency.
Conclusions and Clinical Relevance--Results indicated that anesthetized Humboldt penguins had the lowest air sac volume and highest lung densities in dorsal recumbency.
On restraining the dogs in dorsal recumbency and securing all limbs separately, standard pre-surgical preparation and draping was done.
Radiographic views in right lateral recumbency and in dorsal recumbency were obtained (Figs 1 and 2).
The goat was then positioned in dorsal recumbency and ventral abdomen was prepared for aseptic surgery.
The hawk was placed in dorsal recumbency and the right foot was prepared for aseptic surgery.
The animals were maintained in dorsal recumbency with mouth maximally opened (Fig 1a, 2a and 3a).
The dog was restrained in dorsal recumbency and ventral midline laparotomy incision was made for caesarean section.
After placing animal in dorsal recumbency, a skin incision was made over swelling in elliptical fashion.