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me·si·al

 (mē′zē-əl, -zhəl)
adj.
1. Of, in, near, or toward the middle.
2. Dentistry Situated toward the middle of the front of the jaw along the curve of the dental arch.

me′si·al·ly adv.

mesial

(ˈmiːzɪəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy another word for medial1
[C19: from meso- + -ial]
ˈmesially adv

me•si•al

(ˈmi zi əl)

adj.
2. nearest to or directed toward the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch. Compare distal (def. 2).
[1795–1805]
me′si•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the bodymesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
distal - directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
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Introduction: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the neuropsychological outcomes of patients with medically intractable unilateral mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) due to hippocampal sclerosis (HS) treated either by anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) or selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH).
Volumetric evidence of bilateral damage in unilateral mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.
3% Unilateral mesial step with Count 0 0 0 distal step % within SEX 0.

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