mesial

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me·si·al

 (mē′zē-əl, -zhəl)
adj.
1. Of, in, near, or toward the middle.
2. Dentistry Situated toward the middle of the front of the jaw along the curve of the dental arch.

me′si·al·ly adv.

mesial

(ˈmiːzɪəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy another word for medial1
[C19: from meso- + -ial]
ˈmesially adv

me•si•al

(ˈmi zi əl)

adj.
2. nearest to or directed toward the sagittal plane or midline of the face, along the dental arch. Compare distal (def. 2).
[1795–1805]
me′si•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the bodymesial - being in or directed toward the midline or mesial plane of the body
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
distal - directed away from the midline or mesial plane of the body
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Introduction: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the neuropsychological outcomes of patients with medically intractable unilateral mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) due to hippocampal sclerosis (HS) treated either by anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) or selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH).
Type of molar relationship Sex Total Male Female Flush terminal Count 916 916 1832 plane--bilateral % within SEX 81.6% 79.0% 80.3% Distal step--bilateral Count 97 148 245 % within SEX 8.6% 12.8% 10.7% Mesial step--bilateral Count 43 39 82 % within SEX 3.8% 3.4% 3.6% Unilateral flush terminal Count 37 30 67 plane with distal step % within SEX 3.3% 2.6% 2.9% Unilateral flush terminal Count 28 25 53 plane with mesial step % within SEX 2.5% 2.2% 2.3% Unilateral mesial step with Count 0 0 0 distal step % within SEX 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Posterior cross-bite Count 1 1 2 % within SEX 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% Total Count 1122 1159 2281 % within SEX 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% [chi square] = 11.179, P = 0.025, significant.

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