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1. In technical analysis, a situation in which the supply and demand for a security are largely the same. A line means that the security is unlikely to see any rapid fluctuation in price. It is called a line because, when plotted on a graph, it looks like a roughly horizontal line. Technical analysts look for signals that a line is ready to break one way or another before recommending that investors take a position on a security.

2. Informal; workers in a large, industrial company. They are called the line because, historically, they assembled the parts of a product while literally standing next to each other in a long line, also called an assembly line.


In technical analysis, a horizontal pattern on a price chart indicating a period during which supply and demand for a security are relatively equal. Technical analysts generally look for the price to break away from the line, at which time they are likely to take a position in the direction of the movement. See also making a line.
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Furthermore, although central obesity can complicate initial access at the umbilicus, the lower margin of the rib cage in the midclavicular line almost always can be palpated, providing a landmark structure for entry at this site.
It is, in fact, our preferred technique, and involves a small incision at the midclavicular line 5 cm below the left costal margin, at a site called Palmer's point.
There was a diastolic murmur best heard at end expiration at the fourth intercostal space intersecting the midclavicular line without any spread.
Four laparoscopic ports were used: two 10 mm ports (one umbilical 10 mm port for the optical system and one epigastric port for the dissector/suction device) and two 5 mm ports (one at the midclavicular line along the right subcostal margin and one in the right flank.
Patients taking sedatives, Patients taking anticoagulants and patients with Cirrhosis of liver diagnosed on the basis of clinical [reduced liver span of less than 8cm in midclavicular line, palpable spleen below the costal margin along with the presence of as cites], biochemical [reduced level of serum albumin less than 3.
After emptying the stomach of its contents using suction, insert the Veress needle into the peritoneal cavity at a point midway between the midclavicular line and the anterior axillary line, 3 cm below the costal margin (FIGURE).
We then placed instruments through three further points, one under the xiphisternum, one under the costal margin in the midclavicular line and another on the anterior axillary line.
Three ports--umbilical camera 10mm port, epigastric Palanivelu hydatid system 12mm port and right midclavicular line 5mm working ports were placed for right lobe hydatid disease and 4 ports -supraumbilical 10mm port camera port, epigastric Palanivelu hydatid system 12mm port, right midclavicular line 5mm working port and left midclavicular line 5mm working port were placed for left lobe hydatid disease (Fig I and II).
Evolution of sensory block was performed by pin-prick method with 22G needle in midclavicular line at 5, 10, 15, 20 minutes were noted.