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Related to descensus: descensus uteri, descensus testis
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Noun1.descensus - the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
enteroptosis - an abnormally downward position of the intestines in the abdominal cavity
glossoptosis - abnormal downward or back placement of the tongue
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
descensus uteri, metroptosis - prolapse of the uterus
nephroptosia, nephroptosis - prolapse of the kidney
ptosis - drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
ureterocele - prolapse of the end of the ureter into the bladder; may obstruct urine flow
urethrocele - prolapse of the urethra into the vagina
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This technique will usually provide 1-2 cm of uterine descensus.
For a purpose that I discuss later, it is key to recognize that the phrase used in these earliest Christian centuries is descensus ad inferos, literally, the "descent to lower places," or to the lower world.
Ortese's nomadic sensibility, Baldi writes, does not offer a detached observation of city scenes, but a participating condemnation of the ills of modernity ("La citta involontaria" being one of the most chilling examples of the flaneuses descensus ad inferos in the denunciation of unthinkable depths of suffering and dehumanization).
2) Mauro Johri, Descensus Dei: Teologia della croce nell' opera di Hans Urs von Balthasar (Rome: Lateran University, 1981) 389.
15) Rainer Warning indeed finds the function of the Mercator scene to be a release of Springtide "pagan" celebration (Ostarun) after the climax of the Descensus in which the "mythic" concerns of the Easter play trump the actual kerygma of the Resurrection (Ambivalences of Medieval Religious Drama, chap.
L'incontinenza anale e meno frequente (6%)2,6, mentre il descensus di organi pelvici, quale il prolasso urogenitale, presenta un andamento ingravescente con l'aumento dell'eta e della parita, benche in alcuni casi possa recedere spontaneamente nei primi sei mesi dopo il parto (1,5).
E la scala a chiocciola che Monica percorre verso il basso, in un ideale descensus ad inferos che e poi discesa verso l'infima e oscura parte che e nell'animo umano.
Entry into the anterior cul-de-sac in vaginal hysterectomy can and should be delayed until better descensus of the uterus is obtained.
Dico quod gravitatis efficacia sive descendentis acceleratio in singulis descensus locis D, P, O, &c est ut spatium describendum DC, [delta]C, PC, &c.
Macbeth's subsequent descensus ad Inferos is so swift
After the Reformation, as before, a knock that could wake the dead from their sleep in a dark castle recalled the popular apocryphal legend of Christ's Descensus ad Infernos.
The imagery of ostia is a fascinating one since it takes us back to the way the "Gospel of Nicodemus" and Jesus's Descensus ad Infernos is portrayed in iconography.