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Synonyms for desquamate

peel off in scales

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Eschar specimens and 5-mL convalescent-phase blood sample from each patient were collected at the time that the eschar spontaneously desquamated (6-15 days after treatment).
Stone formation is currently thought to be multifactorial, leading to the precipitation of amorphous tricalcic phosphate around an organic matrix of salivary mucin, desquamated epithelial cells and bacteria.
In 1854, Filippo Pacini in Florence described vibrios in the intestinal contents of cholera victims and was amazed at their large numbers in the mucus and desquamated epithelial cells.
The cyst contents maybe a mixture of benign colloid debris of cholesterin crystals, hemosiderin, mucus, desquamated epithelial cells, leukocytes, or cholesterol pigment.
Multiple theories exist as to the pathogenesis of these pseudodiverticula, including occlusion of the lumen of these ducts by desquamated cells of the mucosal glands followed by engorgement versus metaplasia of the epithelium.
Squamous cells are desquamated or sloughed off, and as they die they release glycogen that is metabolized by endogenous bacteria to lactic acid, a relatively strong acid that is also protective against pathogens or disease-causing bacteria.
14) Meconium is produced after week 13 of gestation from secretions of the liver and intestinal glands, desquamated intestinal epithelium, and some amniotic fluid.
Dilated sinusoids were filled with erythrocytes, and rarely mononuclear cells, neutrophil leucocytes, desquamated hepatocytes, some endothelial cells, and plasma.
2) He proposed that pseudocysts develop when the tonsillar crypt opening becomes plugged, which results in enlargement of the tonsillar tissue secondary to an accumulation of purulent materials or desquamated cells and keratins.
Lemly (2002) reported that Belews lake green sunfish that had accumulated high levels of Se showed that numerous tubular casts were present, and tubular epithelium was desquamated, vacuolated, and often destroyed (which can render the tubular system of the mesonephros incapable of functioning properly).
Bottone, Perez and Oeser in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology (1994) studied sponges in bathing scenarios and showed how growth can be further augmented by desquamated epithelial cells entrapped in the fibrous matrix, thus serving as a reservoir and a vehicle for the transmission of potentially pathogenic species to the human skin.
It was also found that the polycarbonate particles were desquamated from the matrix and left some voids with a smooth surface, which should origin from the weak interaction and adhesion between PC and PE at that processing temperature.