View Full Version : Decipher this medicalese, please.
04-29-2008, 10:27 AM
"The ostiomeatal complexes are patent."
Also, "inferior" means lower, right?
04-29-2008, 10:42 AM
It means that the ostiomeatal complex (the point where the sinuses drain into the nasal cavity) is open and able to drain.
04-29-2008, 10:44 AM
Also, "inferior" means lower, right?'Inferior' means lower on the superior-inferior axis, which runs from the top of your head down to your feet. There are other referents where "lower" means something quite different.
See previous post for an explanation of the ostiomeatal complexes.
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