Definitions

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  • adjective Arising from or occurring in more than one focus or location.
  • adjective of an eyeglass lens having several focusing areas that correct for both nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Etymologies

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multi- +‎ focal

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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  • 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

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