ventriculus


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ventriculus

[ven′trik·yə·ləs]
(zoology)
A ventricle that performs digestive functions, such as a stomach or a gizzard.
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Fluoroscopic and radiographic images and videos were acquired as described previously and revealed proventricular dilatation with a moderate amount of mobile, rounded filling defects within the proventriculus and ventriculus (Fig 7B).
This disease is thought to be caused by a virus that attacks the smooth muscle of the crop, proventriculus, ventriculus, and small intestine.
Esophagus with oblong to cylindrical posterior ventriculus with one dorsal and one ventral longitudinal suture-like depression, or with small globular ventriculus giving off posteriorly directed appendix with such depressions or rarely two appendices.
Malpighian tubules length had the highest asymmetry, and there are no obvious reasons as to why fluctuations between sides in the length of the stalks connecting the malpighian tubule to the pyloric region of the ventriculus should affect the fitness of the organism.
A previous report of endogenous [Beta]-galactosidase activity in the larval midintestine, adult ventriculus, pericardial cells, and ejaculatory pump (Glaser et al.
Three of those 21 budgerigars (14%) showed a small amount of grit in the ventriculus, whereas 5 birds (24%) had no grit.
The weight of all the organs (small intestine, proventriculus, ventriculus or gizzard, pancreas, liver, spleen, and bursa of Fabricius) of birds was identical (p > 0.
Tissue samples from brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, kidneys, crop, proventriculus, ventriculus, intestine, and cloaca were placed in 10% buffered formalin for histopathologic examination.
The proventriculus and ventriculus were empty, and the large intestine was minimally filled with soft greenish material.
Although a presumptive diagnosis can be achieved through imaging studies and biopsy, for most animals, definitive diagnosis is made postmortem, only after detailed histologic analysis indicates the accumulation of lymphocytes in nerves that supply the proventriculus and ventriculus, in their associated ganglia, and in brain.
Results showed a 9-mm-long, hexagonal metallic foreign body, with a gas-opacity center, within the region of the ventriculus.