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 (bŭl′bər, -bär′)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a bulb, especially of the medulla oblongata: bulbar poliomyelitis.
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(Anatomy) chiefly anatomy of or relating to a bulb, esp the medulla oblongata
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(ˈbʌl bər, -bɑr)

of or pertaining to a bulb, esp. to the medulla oblongata.
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Adj.1.bulbar - involving the medulla oblongata; "bulbar paralysis"
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adj bulbar
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According to the International Consultation on Urological Diseases and American Urological Association Guidelines, simple urethral dilatation, direct visual internal urethrotomy, laser urethrotomy, anterior urethral stenting or urethroplasty can be performed for bulbar urethral strictures of <2 cm (3,4).
Natalie Hilton was diagnosed with Bulbar Palsy, a Motor Neurone Disease, in December.
A CADASIL Case Presenting with Progressive Bulbar Palsy Caused by Acute Simultaneous Multiple Subcortical Infarcts.
[ClickPress, Mon May 20 2019] The growing number of incidences of spinal bulbar muscular atrophy is driving the growth of the market.
She died of bulbar palsy at 68, but left her children not only Peco but also one of the oldest publishing companies in the Philippines which became Cacho Hermanos Inc.
This delay was compounded by the following issues: 1) presence of bulbar palsy at the start of disease, in the absence of any ocular symptoms, 2) coexistence of bulbar and thyrotoxicosis symptoms, and 3) history of multinodular adenomatous goiter and recent thyroid biopsy that mislead attention to thyroid disease complications, causing swelling of thyroid gland and obstructive symptoms.
Overall, this represents one of the largest series of patients with penile urethral strictures and avoids the inclusion of any pure bulbar strictures.
[USPRwire, Tue Jul 30 2019] Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy is also called Kennedy disease.
On clinical examination, the right eye ball was protruded with stretching of bulbar conjunctiva near lateral canthus.
In a small group of patients, no particular cause can be made out and they are grouped under 'idiopathic.' Optical Internal Urethrotomy (OIU) is best suited for single bulbar strictures, shorter than 2 cms [4, 5] with minimal spongiofibrosis and with no past internal urethrotomy.