Definition of contralateral in English:


Line breaks: contra|lat¦eral
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒntrəˈlat(ə)r(ə)l


  • Relating to or denoting the side of the body opposite to that on which a particular structure or condition occurs: the symptom develops in the hand contralateral to the lesion
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    • This seems to be of biological relevance because contralateral (opposite side of tumor) use did not significantly increase the risk.
    • In our patient, the contralateral pedicular stress fracture first occurred in combination with unilateral spondylolysis.
    • The surgeon exposes the femoral artery on the contralateral (ie, opposite) side in the same fashion.

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