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Both ventral and lateral; extending from a ventral to a lateral surface.

ven′tro·lat′er·al·ly adv.
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(Anatomy) anatomy relating to both the ventral and lateral surface, or to the front and the side
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(ˌvɛn troʊˈlæt ər əl)

of or pertaining to the ventral and lateral aspects of the body.
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2c) ischium smooth, length about as long as maximum width; merus with well demarcated rounded lobe on ventrolateral (flexor) margin; propodus relatively short; carpus, propodus and dactylus with long setae on ventral (flexor) margins.
Especially at a time when young people today are attracted to dangerous web games ranging from vacuum packing themselves in black garbage bags or engage in the 'birdbox' challenge where you run around the house blindfolded or the extremely stupid game of jumping out of running cars and dancing to the song "In my feelings." Much of it is traced to the relatively immature region of the brain called the right ventrolateral prefrontal part of the brain that at this young age is not able to cope with feelings as it does in later life when all passion is spent.
The luxated epibranchial bone (arrow) appears as a linear, mineral opacity ventrolateral to the endotracheal tube.
During the task, the researchers found reduced connectivity between the amygdala and ventrolateral prefrontal cortex -- a pathway critical to the regulation of emotion -- in the brains of children who exhibit disruptive behaviour as compared to the brains of children who do not.
Earlier studies have concluded that cardiovascular regions in the central nervous system (CNS) such as rostral ventrolateral medulla (rVLM), and paraventricular nucleus (PVN) are activated during stimulation of visceral spinal afferents that leads to an increase in the blood pressure.
Six rows of genital papillae; a double row of ventrolateral papillae, the external row with 10 papillae and the internal one with 6; median ventral rows with a single preanal papilla, two single ones situated in each side of the anus and 7 pairs of postanal papillae.
The second-order barosensitive neurons convey information from baroreceptor afferents to the caudal ventrolateral medulla.
Results: The brainstem region with increased volume located in the left ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (MNI coordinate: -1, -33, -8), ventral tegmental area (MNI coordinate: 0, -22, -12), bilateral substantia nigra (MNI coordinate: -8, -16, -12, 9, -16, -12), and trigeminal root entry zone (MNI coordinate: -19, -29, -31; 19, -32, -29) in MOH patients compared with NCs.
Descriptive terminology follows Mattoni & Acosta (2005) for hemispermatophores; Vachon (1974) for trichobothria; Francke (1977) for metasomal carinae, abbreviated as follows: DL: dorsolateral; LIM: lateral inframedian; LSM: lateral supramedian; LM: lateral median; VSM: ventral submedian; VL: ventrolateral; VM: ventromedial!; and Prendini (2000) for pedipalp carinae, abbreviated as follows: DI: dorsal internal; DE: dorsal external; VI: ventral internal; VE: ventral external;