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Abbé flap

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
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• Useful flap for reconstructing moderatesized defects (too big to close directly) of the lip. • Pedicled flap, usually taken

abdominal muscles

abdominal muscles  

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Four pairs of muscles (the rectus abdominis, external oblique, internal oblique, and the transversus abdominis), often referred to as the stomach muscles, which support and protect the contents of ...
Abdominal wall

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
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Medicine and health, Surgery
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260 words
Function: Abdominal wall muscles important for posture, standing, walking and bending. Anatomy: Muscles: • External oblique: ... More
Abdominal wall reconstruction

Abdominal wall reconstruction  

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Indications:• Trauma.• Tumour: Desmoid, Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans.• Radiation.• Infection: Gas gangrene, Necrotizing fasciitis.• Iatrogenic: Incisional hernia.• Congenital: Omphalocoele, ...
Abdominal wall reconstruction

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
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Medicine and health, Surgery
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169 words

Indications:

Trauma. • Tumour: Desmoid, Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. • Radiation. • Infection: Gas gangrene, Necrotizing

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty  

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An aesthetic procedure which aims to provide a flatter, narrower abdomen by excising skin and fat excess and addressing rectus divarication, generally by using a lower transverse abdominal ...
Abdominoplasty

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
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190 words

An aesthetic procedure which aims to provide a flatter, narrower abdomen by excising skin and fat excess and addressing rectus

abducens nerve

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A Dictionary of Ophthalmology

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2017
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The sixth cranial nerve. It innervates the ipsilateral lateral rectus muscle, resulting in *abduction of the eye.

abduction

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A Dictionary of Ophthalmology

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2017
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Horizontal movement of the eye outwards (away from the nose).

Abductor pollicis brevis

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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APB:

Most superficial muscle of thenar eminence.

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Transverse carpal ligament, palmaris longus and there may also be another slip

Abductor pollicis longus

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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Dorsum of radius, ulnar and interosseous membrane. It runs obliquely around the radius coursing over the wrist extensors. It

abnormal retinal correspondence

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A Dictionary of Ophthalmology

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2017
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A cortical mechanism to remap anatomically non-corresponding points of each retina to stimulate functionally corresponding points in the *occipital

Absorbable polymers

Absorbable polymers  

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Synthetic:• Used for sutures and investigated for other devices such as plates and screws (LactoSorb).• One class of polymers used is the alphahydroxy acids including L-lactic acid, glycolic acid ...
Absorbable polymers

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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Synthetic:

• Used for sutures and investigated for other devices such as plates and screws (LactoSorb). • One class of

Acanthosis

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
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Hyperplasia of epithelium. See Skin.

accommodation

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A Dictionary of Ophthalmology

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2017
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The process by which the eye changes focus from distant to near objects through conformational changes in the ciliary muscle

accommodative convergence : accommodation (AC : A) ratio

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A Dictionary of Ophthalmology

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2017
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The measure of accommodative convergence per unit of accommodation. Convergence and accommodation are related neurologically, but the AC : A ratio varies

Accutane

Accutane  

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Isotretinoin. The synthetic retinoid derivative 13-cis-retinoic acid (Accutane) used for severe Acne vulgaris. The dose is 1 mg/kg body weight for an initial 4–5-month course of therapy. It reduces ...
Accutane

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
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Isotretinoin. The synthetic retinoid derivative 13-cis-retinoic acid (Accutane) used for severe Acne vulgaris. The dose is 1

achromatopsia

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A Dictionary of Ophthalmology

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2017
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An inherited disorder of *cone photoreceptor function in which all three subtypes are lacking or non-functional. Incomplete and complete

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