cheek pouch

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a membranous pouch inside the mouth of many rodents (as a gopher)

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NASDAQ:ZILAD) today announced encouraging preliminary results of an in vivo animal study which showed evidence of photodestruction of premalignant lesions and squamous cell carcinoma when treated with Zila's patented pharmaceutical grade toluidine blue, both a diagnostic adjuvant and a photosensitizer for DMBA-induced precancers and cancers in the hamster cheek pouch model.
In the study, monkeys were infected with SIV administered onto the cheek pouch of the rhesus macaque, likely coming into contact with the oral mucosa and tonsils before being swallowed.
The company's topical therapy was tested using an accepted hamster cheek pouch model for oral mucositis.