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1. An amount or level considered to be average; a standard: performing up to par; did not yet feel up to par.
2. An equality of status, level, or value; equal footing: a local product on a par with the best foreign makes.
3. The established value of a monetary unit expressed in terms of a monetary unit of another country using the same metal standard.
4. See par value.
5. Sports The number of golf strokes considered necessary to complete a hole or course in expert play.
tr.v. parred, par·ring, pars Sports
To score par on (a hole or course) in golf.
1. Equal to the standard; normal: a solid, par performance.
2. Of or relating to monetary face value.
par for the course
Usual; typical: Unfortunately, such short-sightedness is par for the course these days.

[From Latin pār, equal, that which is equal; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]
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n. L. pars, parte, porción.
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As to the surgical technique, the perigastric technique was applied to the first 82 patients, and the pars flaccida technique was applied to the other 92 patients (3,4).
Pars flaccida cholesteatoma (attic cholesteatoma), which originates in a pars flaccida retraction pocket, is a non-neoplastic cystic lesion formed by keratinizing squamous epithelium and keratin debris.
[3] CSOM is usually classified into two types- tubotympanic and attico-antral depending on whether the disease process affects the pars tensa or pars flaccida of the tympanic membrane.
Tubotympanic chronic otitis media tends to be typified by disease of the pars tensa and mesotympanum, whereas atticoantral disease primarily involves the pars flaccida and epitympanum [3].
The ear examination under the microscope revealed a retracted intact pars tensa and pars flaccida and a polyp arising from the facial ridge and the remnant posterior canal wall.
Atticoantral type: Posterosuperior marginal perforation and perforation of pars flaccida, retractions with granulations and or cholesteatoma at similar site were included under this heading.
Patients in the group with normal CLE had a normal-appearing TM, neotympanum, limited plaques of tympanosclerosis, and mild retractions (according to a modified Sade classification: medial displacement of the pars flaccida and/or pars tensa, without contacting the ossicular chain and without signs of bony erosion).
They may occur in the pars flaccida (82%) and pars tensa (18%), extending towards the Prussak's space9.
Pars flaccida cholesteatomas are the most common and begin along the pars flaccida, grow into the epitympanum in Prussak's space (attic cholesteatomas), lateral to the ossicular chain.
No presentan muesca zigomatica, ni la membrana timpanica pars flaccida. En los molares, las cuspides principales labiales Y linguales aparecen opuestas.
Eventually (usually about 48 hours later), the blood escapes into the free peritoneal cavity, either through the foramen of Winslow or through rupture of the pars flaccida, causing clini- cal condition deteriorated significantly.
Luigi Angrisani and his colleagues compared 10-year outcomes in 27 patients who underwent the Lap-Band via pars flaccida (group A) vs.

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