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Preference in using one side of the body over the other.
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(Psychology) psychol the difference in the mental functions controlled by the left and right cerebral hemispheres of the brain
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(ˌlæt əˈræl ɪ ti)

1. the use of one hand in preference to the other. Compare handedness.
2. the dominance or superior development of one side of the body or brain.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laterality - localization of function on either the right or left sides of the brain
localisation, localisation of function, localisation principle, localization of function, localization principle, localization - (physiology) the principle that specific functions have relatively circumscribed locations in some particular part or organ of the body
2.laterality - the property of using one hand more than the other
asymmetry, dissymmetry, imbalance - (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
ambidexterity, ambidextrousness - the property of being equally skillful with each hand
sinistrality, left-handedness - preference for using the left hand
dextrality, right-handedness - preference for using the right hand
3.laterality - superior development of one side of the body
bodily property - an attribute of the body
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ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to see the incidence of peripheral laterality in schizophrenics and depressed patients.
According to the related dichotomous model of "laterality," the brain's left hemisphere (LH) is responsible for processing literal language while its right hemisphere (RH) is enlisted only to decode figurative expressions.
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That finding, from a secondary data analysis of 566 children, supports those who suggest that the American Academy of Pediatrics AOM treatment guidelines should be modified to address the issue of laterality and who recommend that antimicrobial treatment be considered for children with both ears affected because they are more likely to fail watchful waiting.
The hand laterality recognition task satisfies this requirement because it involves motor imagery but not movement.
Throughout the last twenty-five years studies have examined changes in electroencephalogram (EEG) laterality as elite athletes have prepared to execute a motor act, such as shooting a bow and arrow or rifle, or performing a golf putt (Bird, 1987; Hatfield, Landers, & Ray, 1984; Hillman, Apparies, Janelle, Hatfield, 2000; see Hatfield, Haufler, Hung, & Spalding, 2004 for a review).
Patient age alone, gender, handedness, stroke laterality, and severity of motor impairments were not significantly associated with raw or adjusted MMSE results.
When an image is made of a body part that can be viewed from either surface, such as a transparent radiograph, or a digitized image that can be electronically inverted, it is possible for laterality to be mistaken.
The mean dose per session was 285 U, with a range of 200-450 U, depending on the patient extension and laterality
The CDC said ICD-10-CM features improvements in content and format over ICD-9-CM and ICD-10, including the addition of information relevant to ambulatory and managed-care encounters; expanded injury codes; the creation of combination diagnosis/symptom codes to reduce the number of codes needed to fully describe a condition; the addition of a sixth character; incorporation of common fourth- and fifth-digit subclassifications; laterality (a classification specifying left and right sides of the brain and body); and greater specificity in code assignment.
LQ laterality quotient, used in studying patterns of right and left handedness