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Relating to or denoting the side of the body opposite to that on which a particular structure or condition occurs:‘the symptom develops in the hand contralateral to the lesion’
- ‘During walking, external layers and internal layers on contralateral sides of the body were active in synchrony.’
- ‘The surgeon exposes the femoral artery on the contralateral (ie, opposite) side in the same fashion.’
- ‘In one case, the contralateral side was missing.’
- ‘In our patient, the contralateral pedicular stress fracture first occurred in combination with unilateral spondylolysis.’
- ‘This seems to be of biological relevance because contralateral (opposite side of tumor) use did not significantly increase the risk.’
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