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areola

Anatomy any small circular area, such as the pigmented ring around the human nipple or the inflamed area surrounding a pimple

areola

[ə′rē·ə·lə]
(anatomy)
The portion of the iris bordering the pupil of the eye.
A pigmented ring surrounding a nipple, vesicle, or pustule.
A small space, interval, or pore in a tissue.
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In another case report, full-field and multifocal ERG results of a patient with central areolar choroidal dystrophy showed normal photopic and scotopic responses in the full-field ERG and severely depressed retinal function of the perifoveal macula corresponding to the atrophic area in the multifocal ERG.
Conclusion: For treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism, endoscopic thyroidectomy through the anterior chest wall via the areolar approach decreased the incidence rate of complications, as well as promoted the recovery of serum calcium and phosphorous levels, probably by only mildly affecting immune function and thyroid hormone levels.
Twelve terms encompassing structures often called fascia have been proposed [9]: dense connective tissue, areolar connective tissue, deep fascia, superficial fascia, interosseous membranes, intermuscular septae, epimysium, perimysium, endomysium, periosteum, neurovascular tract, and intra- and extramuscular aponeuroses.
As the underlying connective tissue is areolar, severe edema can develop rapidly.
Other quadrants involved were upper inner (14%), all quadrants (1%), two quadrants (3%), sub areolar (30%) and axilla (1%).
Under the aspect of influence exerted by morphogenetic factors, geomorphological processes with modeling slopes role within the basin are distinguished mainly by all types of erosion, from incipient to advanced forms such as linear and areolar erosion to gravity type of collapses, slumping, rolling and landslides but with a reduced spread.
Scars may be located around the nipple areolar complex and/or at the base of the areola extending to the lower breast fold.
Supernumerary breasts with or without associated nipple areolar complexes can be found from the axilla to the inguinal region.
Those who received hormone replacement therapy after menopause had more attractive breast shape, size, projection, areolar shape and areolar size.
Oligo-Miocene species of Banksieaephyllum from Victoria show development of stomata sunken in areolar depressions (Cookson & Duigan, 1950), but this does not approach the state seen in many extant Banksia species of subgenus Banksia (Mast & Thiele, 2007), where the stomata are deeply encrypted in balloon-like structures.
Miller used a technique known as the pedicle technique, which involves preserving a pedicle of pyramid-shaped tissue attached to the nipple areolar complex (NAC).
La segunda Ley de Kepler dice que la velocidad areolar de un planeta alrededor del Sol (area recorrida por un planeta alrededor del Sol) es constante, mientras que la primera ley, la del caracter eliptico de las orbitas planetarias, responde al hecho que la fuerza gravitatoria que actua entre dos cuerpos celestes es inversamente proporcional al cuadrado de la distancia.