One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of or situated at the base of something, especially of the skull, or of the organ of Corti in the ear.
- ‘A shallow fossa is occasionally found on the ventral surface of the basilar portion anterior to the pharyngeal tubercle, which has been interpreted as a vestige of the canal of the notochord.’
- ‘The most common joint injuries in the hand involve the proximal interphalangeal joint of the digits, MP joint of the thumb, and basilar joint of the thumb.’
- ‘Many arterial branches arise from the vertebral and basilar artery to supply the medulla oblongata and the pons.’
- ‘The sphenoidal sinus may be absent or small; it may be very large and extend into the basilar process of the occipital bone, the greater or lesser wings of the sphenoid, or the pterygoid processes.’
- ‘Approximately 20 percent of patients had internal carotid, vertebral, or basilar artery lesions, and 6 percent had multiple lesions.’
- ‘Within 48 hours, basilar or central alveolar flooding occurs and pleural effusions are often seen.’
- ‘The Corallimorpharia have a flattened adherent base, similar to Scleractinia, but without a base plate or basilar muscles.’
- ‘A basilar and an apical chest tube are placed at the end of the procedure.’
- ‘The largest branch of the vertebral leaves before the junction of the vertebrals to form the basilar artery.’
- ‘Transverse sections through the pons show that it consists of two parts - the basilar, or ventral pons, and the dorsally located pontine tegmentum.’
- ‘Treatment of basilar migraines should avoid vasoconstrictors, otherwise standard abortive and prophylactic migraine medications are appropriate.’
- ‘A chest radiograph showed bilateral diffuse basilar infiltrates, otherwise unchanged from findings on previous radiographs.’
- ‘It is not indicated for the prophylactic therapy of migraine or in the treatment of hemiplegic or basilar migraines.’
- ‘The basilar region is not actually small, but it is inferior in size to the sincipital.’
- ‘Physical exam is usually unremarkable with the exception of basilar rales in some patients.’
- ‘Both agents are contraindicated in patients with ischemic or vasospastic coronary artery disease, uncontrolled hypertension, and hemiplegic or basilar migraine headache.’
- ‘Aneurysms located at the basilar apex carry a relatively high risk of rupture.’
- ‘Four adult patients, including ours, had clinical pneumonia with basilar infiltrates revealed by chest radiograph, rather titan the interstitial pattern seen in neonates.’
- ‘The cysts are lined by a smooth, definable wall, with the majority found in basilar, subpleural locations.’
- ‘The large basilar artery is formed at the lower border of the pons by the union of the two vertebral arteries.’
Mid 16th century: from modern Latin basilaris, formed irregularly from Latin basis (see basis).
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