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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Prefix denoting absence of, lacking, without; e.g. atoxic (not poisonous), abacterial (without bacteria).

abapical

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Opposite to or directly away from the *apex.

abarticulation

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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The displacement or *dislocation of a bone from its normal position (e.g. the *temporomandibular joint).

abarticulation

abarticulation  

The displacement or dislocation of a bone from its normal position (e.g. the temporomandibular joint).
Abbé flap

Abbé flap  

[R. Abbé (1851–1928), American surgeon; J. A. Estlander (1831–81), Finnish surgeon] A full thickness flap of tissue taken from the middle portion of usually the lower lip and transferred to the upper ...
Abbé–Estlander operation

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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[R. Abbé (1851–1928), American surgeon; J. A. Estlander (1831–81), Finnish surgeon] A full thickness flap of tissue taken from the middle portion of usually the lower ...

ABCDE

ABCDE  

A mnemonic for a step-by-step assessment of an athlete who collapses on the field of play. A = Airway and cervical spine (ensure that the airway is clear; suspect a cervical spine injury if the ...
ABCDE approach

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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The method of assessment of critically ill patients and those suffering from cardiorespiratory arrest. A = Airway, B = Breathing, C = Circulation, D = Disability, E = Exposure. It provides ... More
abdomen

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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That part of the body *cavity below the chest and separated from it by the *diaphragm. It contains a number of organs including the stomach, ...

abduction

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A Dictionary of Dentistry (2 ed.)

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Movement away from the *midline; e.g. the lateral rectus *muscle is an abductor of the eye.

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