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Synonyms for cecum

the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens

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The pH levels throughout the gut in all of the dietary treatment groups were slightly lower than that of the control group, with significant differences detected between the Xase3 and control groups in the ileum and cecum on d 10 and 15 (p < 0.
The microbes in the cecum will perform their best when the cellulose is most easily fermented.
The second type (making up as much as 30% of cases), illustrated by this case, is the bascule type, where the cecum folds anteriorly and cephalad to the ascending colon, with the production of a flap-valve occlusion at the site of flexion.
If Darwin had been aware of the species that have an appendix attached to a large cecum, and if he had known about the widespread nature of the appendix, he probably would not have thought of the appendix as a vestige of evolution," said Parker.
The entire cyst was removed through the osteotomy to reveal the closed dura pulsating at the base of the foramen cecum (figure 2, B).
An exploratory laparotomy identified an 8 x 6 x 5-cm mass intimately adherent to the cecum on its mesenteric border.
Esophagus without posterior ventriculus, small muscular esophageal bulb; intestinal cecum present .
The cecum is the place where the small intestine attaches to the colon and is also the site of the appendix.
Among challenged hens housed in cages, Salmonella was recovered from only 27% of the cecum and LRT samples.
Samples of digesta (20 ml) from the ileum, cecum, and colon were obtained and stored at -80[degrees]C until analysis for ammonia nitrogen concentration, volatile fatty acid concentrations, and bacteria measurements.
Johnston, who travelled to Newmarket yesterday, said: "He's up on his feet and he's had fairly major surgery to remove his cecum.
The nurses were given 30 minutes to reach the cecum.
Findings that suggest intracranial involvement are an enlarged foramen cecum or bifid crista galli.
Because of unclear and questionable diagnosis, exploratory laparotomy was performed on several patients, invariably showing an abundant yellowish and thick ascitic fluid, soft hypertrophied mesenteric lymph nodes (3 cm-5 cm) mostly in the ileocecal region, and substantial edema involving one segment of small bowel, cecum, or ascending colon.