uropygial gland

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Synonyms for uropygial gland

oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail in most birds


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Additionally, the physical examination revealed a mildly distended coelomic cavity and an enlarged, fluid-filled uropygial gland.
Among the substances produced by birds are the secretions of the uropygial gland, which may be pigmented orange, red or yellow.
They then looked for the pigments that may tinge the plumage both in the secretions of the uropygial gland and on the surface of feathers.
The uropygial gland in birds is one of the integumentary glands that exist in birds.
There is a striking morphological diversity of the uropygial gland in regard to size, shape and the presence or absence of the tuft of feathers (Jacob and Ziswiler, 1982; Johnston, 1988; Montalti and Salibian, 2000).
The uropygial gland is known to produce alkyl-substituted fatty acids and alcohols that can retard the growth of bacterial and fungal organisms.
In 1 report, a methicillin-resistant S aureus was isolated from the uropygial gland of a Congo African grey parrot.
In birds, adenomas have been reported most often to arise from the pituitary gland in budgerigars (17,18) but have also been described to arise from the uropygial gland, pancreas, thyroid gland, (19) and kidney.
The chapter further describes specialized adnexal structures, such as the uropygial gland and feathers.
For example, photographs of a normal uropygial gland from a variety of avian species would have been useful.
9,11) Anatomic locations of squamous cell carcinoma described in captive and free-ranging birds include the tongue, pharynx, gastrointestinal system, uropygial gland, and upper beak as well as the skin of the head, eyelids, neck, chest, wings, and legs.
In the case reported here, squamous cell carcinoma did not involve the sites most commonly affected by this form of neoplasia in pet birds, ie, tongue, pharynx, gastrointestinal system, uropygial gland, and upper beak, as well as the skin of the head, eyelids, neck, chest, wings, and legs.
Pox lesions involving feathered and unfeathered skin, the oral cavity, and the uropygial gland were found in Chinese jungle mynahs.
The scientists used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to isolate 19 volatile compounds from the preen oils which are secreted from the birds' uropygial glands near the base of the tail.
6,7) There is also one report of cutaneous pox involving feather follicles around the uropygial glands in mynah birds (.