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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Arganbright, "Migrated esophageal foreign body presents as acute onset dysphagia years later: a case report," International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol.
Visser, "Intra-orbital knife blade foreign body: A case series," South African Journal of Surgery, vol.
However, foreign body removal cannot be done endoscopically in certain cases and may require more invasive techniques, especially if it was lodged in inaccessible places such as the paraglottic space.
Tandon et al., "Penetrating foreign body in the maxillary sinus and pterygopalatine fossa: report of a rare case," The Internet Journal of Head and Neck Surgery, vol.
Direct laryngoscopy was performed, and the foreign body was seen extending just above the vocal folds and in the interarytenoid space.
Foreign body aspiration can lead to postobstructive pneumonia due to airway obstruction or due to vegetable matter causing aspiration syndromes.
Fishbone is not easy to be found as a foreign body. Surgeons should be aware that fish bones can become lodged in the thyroid gland.
From our review, foreign body aspirations were predominately common in children three years of age and less.
While we tried to retrieve the failed graft, its distal tip broke and became an intravascular foreign body on the Amplatz wire.
Clinical findings: Whole-body radiography revealed a linear metallic foreign body in the area of the ventriculus.

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