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Synonyms for alveolus

a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs

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a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth

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Nasoalveolar molding for infants born with clefts of the lip, alveolus, and palate.
1), mandibular alveolus (26.67%) and maxillary alveolus (20%) (Fig.
Talaat and Xi [15] numerically investigated aerosol deposition in a single terminal alveolus with rhythmical oscillations and found significantly different particle dynamics in comparison to that in alveolated ducts or respiratory bronchioles [12,21, 32,33].
Clinical examination revealed an otherwise normal baby weighing 3 kg with a tubular fleshy structure measuring about 3 cm in the medial canthus of the left eye and cleft of the left upper lip, alveolus, and primary and secondary palates (Figure 1).
The closure of the alveolus with mucoderm[R] punch stabilizes the blood coagulum, protects the alveolus from contaminations, and supports the preservation of the soft tissue contour.
Oral tongue was the most common site followed by alveolus. All patients had presented with gradually increasing ulcerative mass in the oral cavity.
Previously, Meckler was the director and interim CEO of Cypress Bioscience as well as director of ClearFarma USA, Kyalin Bioscience and Alveolus. In the past, he was part of Pfizer's Manufacturing Systems, Market Research, Business Development, Strategic Planning and Corporate Finance as well as president of the Board of Children of Bellevue.
SP-A is covered on the alveolus surface to decrease the surface tension, thus prevent alveolus collapse, and stabilize pulmonary alveolar pressure [9].
They describe the anatomy and embryology of the cleft lip and palate, general anesthetic considerations, and international surgical outreach initiatives; the role of pediatric dentists and orthodontists in the presurgical treatment of infants; primary cleft lip repair with rhinoplasty; primary repair of clefts of the hard and soft palate and alveolus; secondary cleft lip rhinoplasty; the surgical management of cleft-related midface deformity; revision cleft lip and palate surgery; and velopharyngeal insufficiency.
(10) In this reported case a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach was undertaken to manage a unilateral cleft alveolus with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisor and canine impaction of same side in a 19 years old young girl.
Instead of using a multilayer construction with a foamed core, or ribbing or corrugating the pipe wall, it is extruding its AlveHol pipes (from alveolus, a name for a honeycomb cell) with longitudinal cells in the wall, which create a "honeycomb" structure for strength and stiffness, leaving the inner and outer surfaces smooth.
Alveolus structure and gas exchange in the lungs, nephron structure and water retention in the kidneys, villus structure and nutrient absorption in the small intestine, and root-hair structure and nutrient absorption in plants are all biological examples in which surface area plays a key role in living things.