cephalad


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Related to cephalad: dorsoventrally, anteroposterior

ceph·a·lad

 (sĕf′ə-lăd′)
adv. Biology
Toward the head or anterior section.

cephalad

(ˈsɛfəˌlæd)
adv
(Anatomy) anatomy towards the head or anterior part. Compare caudad
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The trocars must then be placed more lateral and cephalad than in thinner women.
Brandon Macias, University Of California, San Diego, "Validation of a Cephalad Fluid Shift Countermeasure"
Then, a right-angled clamp was passed beneath the urethra, and with a cephalad retraction being applied, the distance between the urogenital diaphragm and the prostatic apex (stretched membranous urethral length, SUL) was measured with a measuring tape (Fig.
The ground reaction forces in the x, y, and z global axes (approximately pointing to the right, forward, and cephalad of the foot, respectively) were obtained directly from the force plate.
The setup included two sets of two electrodes placed over the quadriceps, hamstrings, tibialis anterior, and gastrocnemius muscles bilaterally in a cephalad and caudal pattern, for a total of16 electrodes.
There were varicose veins in both lower limbs, more marked on the right, and tortuous distended superficial inferior and superior epigastric veins on the trunk The direction of flow in the latter was cephalad.
Pair of cephalad directed dorsal processes begin from the apex of aedeagus stem on dorsal view.
There was also an avulsion fracture of the anterosuperior acetabulum and a severely comminuted fracture of the right femoral neck with cephalad displacement.
A single pin at the cephalad end of the Ilizarov frame had to be changed due to loosening and suspicion as a possible source of infection.
Spiracle on A1 located ventrad and cephalad, whereas that of A2 is aligned with the remaining spiracles and located at center of segment in lateral view.
Flexion distraction technique is another flexion-based treatment option that is available for those therapists with tables that allow for the caudal (foot) and/or cephalad (head) end of the table to drop.
It is generally agreed that the predominant drainage pattern from the kidney is cephalad posterior and medial, (15) and that the favored primary lymphatic drainage from the right kidney is the paracaval, precaval, retrocaval, and interaortocaval LNs, whereas from the left kidney it is the para-aortic, preaortic, retroaortic, and interaortocaval LNs.