Surgical procedures carried out at a distance thanks to advances in robotic and computer technology and their applications to surgery.
The first demonstration of trans-Atlantic telesurgery was reported in 2001 when surgeons in New York operated on a 68-year-old woman in Strasbourg, France and used remote-controlled robots to resect (took out) her gall bladder by laparoscopy.
Remote telesurgery transcends all of the geographical constraints on specialized surgery. A person at the South Pole needing surgery can have it there by remote telesurgery (“polar telesurgery”). An astronaut can be operated upon in a space station (“astrosurgery”). And people in developing nations will be able to benefit from specialized surgery and not leave home for it.
- Telogen effluvium
The growing, or anagen, stage is the predominant phase (80% to 90% of a person’s hair is usually in the anagen phase). A transitional, or catagen, stage. Resting, or telogen, stage. When new hair growth is initiated, the new anagen hair pushes the old telogen hair out, and shedding occurs. Typically a person sheds no […]
The enzyme that is concerned with the formation, maintenance, and renovation of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes.
The end of a chromosome. The ends of chromosomes are specialized structures that are involved in the replication and stability of DNA molecules. A telomere is a length of DNA that is made up of a repeating sequence of six nucleotide bases (TTAGGG). Small numbers of these terminal TTAGGG sequences are lost from the tips […]
The temperature is the specific degree of hotness or coldness of the body. It is usually measured with a thermometer.
The area just behind and to the side of the forehead and the eye, above the side of the zygomatic arch (cheekbone) and in front of the ear.