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villous

[′vil·əs]
(botany)
Having a surface covered with long, soft, shaggy hairs.
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Recent data show that suppressive combination antiretroviral therapy abrogates HIV-induced intestinal barrier defects and villous atrophy in HIV-infected individuals, suggesting that intestinal barrier impairment depends on active viral replication [61].
a) villous and fetoplacental vascular growth are compromised in pregnancies accompanied by PE and IUGR.
Positive immunostaining (Ki-67) of epithelial cells was observed in villous structures of TVA, similarly as in VA and had a diffused pattern.
It thus appears that this enzyme is involved in the synthesis of pregnenolone and progesterone in villous syncytiotrophoblast which seems to be the major site of steroid hormone synthesis in rhesus monkey.
As exclusion of gluten from the diet can lead to healing of the villous abnormalities, normal histology can be misinterpreted in this situation.
Intraluminal tumors, such as adenoma, villous adenoma, leimyosarcoma and metastatic melanoma, cause intraluminal-filling defect and may be indistinguishable from phytobezoars.
3 mm, densely villous outside, densely sericeous inside at base, corolla densely retorsely puberulous or villous outside, glabrous inside, tube 3.
Villous fibrosis This is formation of abnormal, scarlike tissue within the villi This change is usually found in cases where death occurred more than 14 days before delivery.
Tumors -- Colon cancer, endocrine tumors, intestinal lymphoma, cancer of the thyroid, pancreatic cancer, villous adenoma.
Splenic marginal zone lymphoma, including splenic lymphoma with villous lymphocytes
High fiber diets elicit hypertrophy of visceral organs, increase gastric and intestinal secretions and induce variable intestinal villous and cryptic changes in pigs depending on the fiber's physico-chemical characteristics, fiber level, feeding duration and breed or age of the pig (Montagne et al.
The new information results from studies using prenatal testing[chorionic villous (CVS) and amniotic fluid (AF) samples] analyzed in in a number of laboratories throughout the world.