Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Taking place or originating in a corresponding part on an opposite side.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Occurring on the opposite side.

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  • adjective On the opposite side of the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective on or relating to the opposite side (of the body)

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Examples

  • A study published Monday in the journal Cancer found that among women in New York state who had cancer in one breast, the number who opted to have the other breast removed, called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, more than doubled between 1995 and 2005, with nearly 5,000 women opting for the procedure during that period.

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  • Hajopoulos, 44, had what doctors call a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, or, in laymen's terms, a preventive mastectomy in a breast not yet determined to have cancer.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Researchers reported a 150 percent increase between 1998 and 2003 for the procedure, called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, in a study published last year in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

    Stories: Local News

  • The choice to remove a healthy breast in order to avoid breast cancer is a deeply personal decision -- one that appears to be on the upswing in a specific segment of cancer patients, although there's little evidence to suggest it improves survival. study published Monday in the journal Cancer found that among women who had cancer in one breast, the number who opted to have the other breast removed, called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, increased from 1995 through 2005 in New York state.

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  • Just like the right hand has a "contralateral" opposing hand, the left hand -- the word PROGRESSIVE has it's oppositional counterpart and that word is REGRESSIVE.

    Are Progressives the New Moderates?

  • Just like the right hand has a "contralateral" opposing hand, the left hand -- the word PROGRESSIVE has it's oppositional counterpart and that word is REGRESSIVE.

    Are Progressives the New Moderates?

  • Prediction of contralateral slips in children with SCFE

    Current orthopaedic research projects

  • The lung-to-head circumference ratio (LHR) is an ultrasound-based measurement of the contralateral lung area taken at the level of the 4-chamber view of the heart.

    Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

  • Stimulation of the premotor region triggered overt mouth and contralateral limb movements.

    Deric Bownds - A new brain correlate of intention

  • If you have decided to surgically remove the "small-ish" residual tumor in the left breast, then the same thinking would lead one to consider removing any tumor in the contralateral breast should one be found.

    The Surgical Mind

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