anterior anterior  /æn ˈtɪ ri ər/


  1. (n) a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
  2. (adj) of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
  3. (adj) earlier in time


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  1. The anterior insula helps process fear, disgust and reactions to bad smells.
  2. In Coan's study, the right anterior insula of happily married women stayed relatively quiet.
  3. Instead of hyperactivity in any area, they had reduced activity in the anterior cingulate gyrus, the part of the brain that helps you focus your attention and make decisions.


  1. DETROIT LIONS NOTEBOOK: Ryan Broyles sees time on the field; Darius Slay impresses

    ALLEN PARK — Apparently Adrian Peterson is not the only NFL player who can make a speedy comeback from anterior cruciate ligament surgery.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

  2. Packers RB Alex Green has healthy amount of hope

    Alex Green’s return from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee did not follow Adrian Peterson’s Hollywood narrative. Far from it. Whereas Peterson threatened the NFL rushing record, Green’s 2012 season consisted of throbbing, miserable mornings, frustration on Sundays and an anticlimactic limp to the finish line.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  3. Johan stops by Citi Field to visit Mets teammates

    Though his Mets career is almost certainly finished, Johan Santana stopped by Citi Field on Friday to visit with teammates. Santana, who underwent surgery in March to repair a re-torn left anterior shoulder capsule, had been spending most of his time recovering at home in Fort Myers, Fla.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball


  1. "Martin went to see a specialist on Monday and will fly out to see the guy that did his anterior cruciate ligament to have it re-checked," Hughes said. "The news is that it's not his ACL this time, he's got a tear in his meniscus that will...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Mark Hughes Source: SkySports

  2. "Over the next 18 months the knee will gain 100% strength, so it's a two-year process," said Woods. "The healing process for anterior cruciate ligament is six months, No matter what I try to do; I can't speed up that process; that puts me...
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Tiger Wood Source: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

  3. "With everything that's gone on in the last three months, the tendonitis, a huge crash in the Tour, riding the Tour, keeping the yellow [jersey] with only one leg and then breaking my anterior cruciate ligament ...... I was on crutches for three or...
    on Aug 13, 2008 By: Cadel Evans Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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