Definitions

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  • adj. Arising from or occurring in more than one focus or location.
  • adj. having several focusing areas that correct for both nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Etymologies

multi- +‎ focal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In small trials, Harms's customized MRI has shown a sharp eye for these so-called multifocal cancers, far surpassing X-ray mammography.

    Sharper Focus On The Breast

  • In an investigational procedure known as multifocal or presby LASIK, zones are established in a similar way on the eye's clear front surface (cornea) to correct presbyopia.

    Next Big Future

  • There are also contact lenses available for presbyopia, called multifocal contact lenses.

    PRWeb

  • Two or more tumors exist in different areas of the breast (a "multifocal" cancer). radiation (XRT) treatment.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Certain patterns, such as multifocal signs, mixed lower motor neuron and upper motor neuron signs (e.g., both muscle atrophy and spinal proprioceptive ataxia), and asymmetric signs are more commonly observed with EPM than other neurologic diseases. "

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  • A Biogen spokeswoman said the company worked with the Food and Drug Administration on the change, which includes a table that details the incidence of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML.

    Biogen, Elan's Tysabri Label Updated

  • Its joint venture partner on Tysabri, U. S.-based Biogen Idec, suspended Tysabri in the U.S. in 2005 after two patients using combination therapy contracted a rare brain infection, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy or PML.

    Drug Maker Elan Swings to Loss

  • Some patients taking the drug developed a rare infection—progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, or PML—and two patients died.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Effect on falls of providing single lens distance vision glasses to multifocal glasses wearers: VISIBLE randomised controlled trial

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  • Previous studies have found that multifocal glasses, which include bifocals, trifocals and progressive lenses, compromise depth perception and impair balance.

    How Acupuncture May Work

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