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Localization of a function, such as speech, to the right or left side of the brain.

lat′er·al·ize′ v.
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(ˈlætərəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Medicine) med rare to cause something to be located on or moved to one side
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Verb1.lateralize - move or displace to one side so as to make lateral
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
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The primary design variation in glenosphere geometry has been to increase the thickness relative to the spherical radius in order to lateralize the CoR and also lateralize the humerus to reduce the incidence of humeral liner impingement on the scapula and reduce the scapular notching rate.
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Bronchoscopy should be performed preferably during active bleeding to lateralize and if possible identify the cause (6).
The store reflects an intensified effort to "lateralize" lifestyle themes and private-label collections across categories.
"The failure to lateralize is a key variable in psychosis," Dr.
This allows physicians to lateralize the seizure focus.
In some instances, scalp EEG (video/EEG telemetry) may not clearly lateralize seizures may lateralize but not localize sufficiently to allow surgery to proceed.
Sacrificing the tensor timpani muscle to lateralize the malleus may help place the prosthesis in a proper vertical position, but it is vital to detect sufficient malleus stability.