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1. Occurring in an abnormal anatomic location: heterotopic bone formation.
2. Grafted or transplanted into an abnormal location: heterotopic liver transplantation.

het′er·o·to′pi·a (-tō′pē-ə) n.
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a. heterotópico-a, rel. a la heterotopía.
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In 1989, Kaplan, an orthopaedic surgeon, met a child with FOP, a rare and disabling disorder in which the body forms a second skeleton of heterotopic bone.
agonist, for the prevention of heterotopic ossification (HO) associated with flare up symptoms in adults and children with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP).
The company is preparing for a 2019 NDA submission to the FDA to seek approval of its lead product candidate, palovarotene, a novel RARI[sup.3] agonist, for the prevention of heterotopic ossification associated with flare up symptoms in adults and children with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.
Heterotopic bone formation plays a major role in the extrinsic causes of stiff elbow and has been depicted to arise in several situations including traumatic (intra-articular or extra-articular fractures, dislocations, post-surgery), neurogenic (head or spinal trauma) and congenital (fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva) conditions andsevere burns (1-5).
Prior to joining Protagonist, Hodder was a co-founder and CEO of Trenovus, Inc., a biotech company focused on developing novel inhibitors of heterotopic ossification present in several serious and rare conditions including Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva.
Variables with p<0.1 in bivariate analysis (marital status, duration of rehabilitation, timing of rehabilitation, swallowing dysfunction, heterotopic ossification, and deep venous thrombosis) were included in the multiple linear regression analysis for FIM gain.
The two academics from Massey University, Auckland--Margaret Brunton, a former nurse, and Janet Sayers--had their paper "Using the heterotopic mirror to reveal tensions in public reaction to a photographic essay of eldercare staff and older adults" published in the Journal of Aging Studies last month.
Heterotopic pancreas (HP) is defined as the pancreatic tissue located in the anatomical and vascular continuity of the orthotopic pancreas, which has its own channel and vascular structure and is located in abnormal localizations (1).
In the case of both stories, the heterotopic spaces that are created combine features of intellectual aporia with issues of emotional conflict.
To the Editor: Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a formation of bone outside of the skeletal system.
Preclinical studies in a well-characterized, genetically accurate FOP model showed BLU-782 prevented injury- and surgery-induced heterotopic ossification, reduced edema and restored healthy tissue response to muscle injury.
In these cases, heterotopic digital replantation is a suitable option in terms of cosmetic and functional outcomes.