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1. Related to, located in, or constituting an outer boundary or periphery.
2. Perceived or perceiving near the outer edges of the retina: peripheral vision.
3. Anatomy
a. Of the surface or outer part of a body or organ; external.
b. Of, relating to, or being part of the peripheral nervous system.
4. Of minor relevance or importance.
5. Auxiliary.
n. Computers
An auxiliary device, such as a printer, modem, or storage system, that works in conjunction with a computer.

pe·riph′er·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.peripherally - in or at or near a periphery or according to a peripheral role or function or relationship
centrally - in or near or toward a center or according to a central role or function; "The theater is centrally located"
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Peripherally inserted central catheter is a thin, soft, flexible tube used to inject fluids or medications directly into a vein and or to draw blood samples for testing.
Chapter 117: Peripherally inserted central catheters and nontunneled central venous catheters.
But the long-trusted architecture of these instruments has been slow to adapt to the proliferation of optics and filters that currently must be fitted peripherally in a manner that can slow research and clutter bench space.
THE New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) does not support anaesthetic technicians (ATs) working in post anaesthetic care units (PACU) and has reservations about ATs carrying out the insertion of peripherally central catheters (PICC lines).
The scratching was inhibited by the H Ghistamine-receptor antagonist azelastine, but not by the peripherally acting H -antagonist terfenadine, at the oral dose of 30 mg/kg.
The new system integrates the features of the firm's patented SolarX-164 parabolic solar thermal collector with peripherally mounted photovoltaic panels, which generate electrical power by instantaneously converting solar radiation into electricity.
CHICAGO -- A full 45% of all peripherally inserted central catheter lines placed in the basilic or cephalic veins migrated 24 hours after insertion in a retrospective analysis of 100 consecutive lines placed in a neonatal intensive care unit.
It includes competency skill check lists for evaluating procedures and presents detailed step-by-step procedures for subcutaneous infusion of pain medication, peripherally inserted catheters (PICCs), epidural pain medication administration, and patient-controlled analgesic therapy.
Separately, in a letter to the New Jersey judge overseeing the litigation that peripherally involves Dr.
Navilyst Medical has added a 3-French diameter Vaxcel[R] PICC with Pressure Activated Safety Valve (PASV[R]) Technology to its growing Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) product fine.
The hygienic Opti-Gard utilizes a peripherally scored, reverse-acting rupture disk with a smooth media-side surface that minimizes contamination and is ideal for CIP and SIP applications.