turbinate

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turbinate

[′tər·bə·nət]
(botany)
Shaped like an inverted cone.
(invertebrate zoology)
Spiral with rapidly decreasing whorls from base to apex.
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Infectious virus was detected in tissues of the upper respiratory tract (URT), including nasal turbinates, olfactory epithelium, pharynx, and larynx.
Coblation of the Nasal Turbinates is a quick, well-tolerated procedure that applies radio frequency energy to shrink nasal tissue, enlarging the nasal airway.
Coblation of the Nasal Turbinates is a quick, well-tolerated procedure that applies radiofrequency energy to shrink nasal tissue, benefitting both the snorer and allergy-sufferer.
positive IHC analysis Virus isolation ([dagger]) Tissue source 4 dpi 7 dpi 4 dpi 7 dpi Respiratory Lung 4 3 4 1 Bronchus 2 0 4 0 Trachea 0 0 4 1 Nasal turbinates 0 0 2 0 Extrarespiratory Liver 0 0 0 1 Intestine 0 0 1 1 Olfactory bulb 0 0 0 1 Brain 0 0 0 1 Spleen 0 0 1 0 Tonsil 0 0 2 0 Adrenal gland 0 0 0 2 Nictitating membrane 0 0 0 2 * Four cats were examined on each day.
The probable mechanism of benefit for intranasal steroids in rhinosinusitis is reduction of the inflammation and mucosal edema that occur in the nasal turbinates and sinus ostia.
These herbicides are carcinogenic in rats: acetochlor and alachlor cause tumors in the nasal turbinates, butachlor causes stomach tumors, and metolachlor causes liver tumors.
Radiofrequency ablation employs radiofrequency energy to ablate hypertrophied nasal turbinates.
Specific viral RNA and antigen were detected by reverse-transcription PCR and immunohistochemical evaluation, respectively, in nasal turbinates of birds exposed to hMPV.
This procedure focuses on enlarged nasal turbinates -- small structures located in the nose -- which can block the nasal airways.
In reporting perhaps the most similar cases to ours, Kim et al described 2 patients in whom a hemangioma had eroded the medial wall of the maxillary sinus and the nasal turbinates.