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injury or loss. In the civil law jurisdictions the word is often used in the context of an ‘unfair’ loss, as where an adult takes advantage of a minor or someone purchases something for much less than it's worth.
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LESION, contracts. In the civil law this term is used to signify the injury suffered, in consequence of inequality of situation, by one who does not receive a full equivalent for what he gives in a commutative contract.
     2. The remedy given for this injury, is founded on its being the effect of implied error or imposition; for in every commutative contract, equivalents are supposed to be given and received. Louis. Code, 1854. Persons of full age, however, are not allowed in point of law to object to their agreements as being injurious, unless the injury be excessive. Poth. Oblig. P. 1, c. 1, s. 1, art. 3, Sec. 4. But minors are admitted to restitution, not only against any excessive inequality, but against any inequality whatever. Poth. Oblig. P. 1, c. 1, s. 1, art. 3, Sec. 5; Louis. Code, art. 1858.
     3. Courts of chancery relieve upon terms of redemption and set aside contracts entered into by expectant heirs dealing for their expectancies, on the ground of mere inadequacy of price. 1 Vern. 167; 2 Cox, 80; 2 Cas. in Ch. 136; 1 Vern. 141; 2 Vern. 121; 2 Freem. 111; 2 Vent. 359; 2 Vern. 14; 2 Rep. in Ch. 396; 1 P. W. 312; 1 Bro. C. C. 7; 3 P. Wms. 393, n.; 2 Atk. 133; 2 Ves. 125; 1 Atk. 301; 1 Wils. 286; 1 Wils. 320; 1 Bro. P. 6. ed. Toml. 198; 1 Bro. C. C. 1; 16 Ves. 512; Sugd. on Vend. 231, n. k.; 1 Ball & B. 330; Wightw. 25; 3 Ves. & Bea. 117; 2 Swanst. R. 147, n.; Fonb. notes to the Treatise of Equity, B, 1, c. 2, s. 9. A contract cannot stand where the party has availed himself of a confidential situation, in order to obtain some selfish advantage. Note to Crowe v. Ballard. 1 Ves. jun. 125; 1 Hov. Supp. 66, 7. Note to Wharton v. May. 5 Ves. 27; 1 Hov. Supp. 378. See Catching bargain; Fraud; Sale.

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Most statistical results support whole resection, even though central lesion and satellite lesion are limited to one side.
It typically occurs on habitually exposed skin sites as an annular lesion with a subtle depression in the center and "just a smidgeon of epidermal atrophy" in the central lesion, Dr.
[52] In 1863, Gerhardt hypothesized that the different glottic configurations observed were due to lesions at different levels along the nerve, with a bilateral central lesion causing bilateral abduction or the "cadaver" configuration.
There are 3 variants of adenomatoid odontogenic tumour (6-8) the follicular type (accounting for 73% of cases), which has a central lesion associated with an embedded tooth; the extrafollicular type (24% of case), which has a central lesion and no connection with the tooth; and the peripheral variety (3% of cases).
However, even though bronchoscopy was selected first most frequently, it was selected as the first diagnostic test by a majority of the physician respondents as a group (>50%) for only 1 of the simulations (simulation 12: central lesion, >5 cm, pretest probability of malignancy 10%).
Although these further tests clearly indicated the presence of a central lesion, the physician's diagnostic strategy should not necessarily require such a weight of evidence before the physician pursues a definitive investigation with magnetic resonance imaging.
Studies should not rely on central lesion location or [FEV.sub.1] values to identify the presence of cancer.
58% of adenocarcinoma were peripherally located lung lesions, 86% of small cell carcinoma were central lesions. Squamous cell carcinoma shows a significant association with the habit of alcoholism.
At the same time, vHIT is always more important to differentiate peripheral lesions from central lesions. In particular, this case highlights the inner ear as a crucial site of embolization and supports the existence of a clinical entity that could be named "cochleovestibular transient ischemic attack".
(34-36) Bronchoscopy is a technique ideally suited to large, central lesions, with yield dropping to 30% to 40% in SPNs without an endobronchial component.

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