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pellet

1. Ornithol a mass of undigested food, including bones, fur, feathers, etc., that is regurgitated by certain birds, esp birds of prey
2. a small pill
3. a raised area on coins and carved or moulded ornaments

Pellet

 

a piece of ore that is obtained from fine, dustlike ore or from finely ground concentrates. Pellets are very firm spherical lumps that range in diameter from 2–3 mm to 30 mm; their diameter usually is between 10 and 15 mm.

Iron ore pellets are used primarily in blast-furnace smelting. Pellets are capable of being transported and stored for long periods without significant destruction or formation of fines. They can be fluxed or nonfluxed, depending on whether or not fluxes are added. Iron ore pellets in which up to 95 percent of the iron oxide is reduced to iron are called metallized pellets; they are used primarily in electric steel smelting furnaces to obtain high-quality steel.

pellet

[′pel·ət]
(agriculture)
A small, cylindrical, compressed mass of livestock feed.
(geology)
A fine-grained, sand-size, spherical to elliptical aggregate of clay-sized calcareous material, devoid of internal structure, and contained in the body of a well-sorted carbonate rock.
(ordnance)
A small stone or metal ball used as a missile in firearms.
(pharmacology)
A small pill.
(science and technology)
A small spherical or cylindrical body.
(vertebrate zoology)
A mass of undigestible material regurgitated by a carnivorous bird.

pellet

1. Any small, round, decorative projection; usually one of many.
2. A circular wood plug which covers a countersunk screw.
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Under injection thiopentone sodium anesthesia, overnight starved rats were fixed on rat operating table and hair in the axillae were clipped enough to implant 2 sterile cotton pellets, through the small incisions made subcutaneously on both the sides, aseptically.
Inter-appointment moist cotton pellet is required till the final setting of MTA, difficulty in removal after curing due to the absence of a known solvent for set MTA, high cost.
In a previous study, although shikonin accelerated collagen fiber formation in the granulation tissue in the study by cotton pellet method,[sup][4] it was considered to be due to increase of fibroblasts number.
penicillata (400 mg/kg) and indomethacin (10 mg/kg) on cotton pellet induced granuloma as a model of chronic inflammation; significant difference results (P < 0.
The 3% potassium oxalate gel (Oxa Gel, Art Dent, Araraquara, SP, Brazil) was applied to the dentin surface with a cotton pellet and left undisturbed for 2 minutes.
Table 1: Effect of Strychnos nux vomica on cotton pellet granuloma.
The cotton pellet method as described by Winter CA, Porter CC with slight modification has been used for granuloma formation.
The present results indicate a significant anti-inflammatory activity of PPG isolated from Wattakaka volubilis in cotton pellet granuloma and found to be effective in chronic inflammatory conditions, which reflects its efficacy in inhibiting the increase in the number of fibroblast and synthesis of collagen and mucopolysaccharides during granuloma tissue formation as reported by Recio et al.
In sub-acute model of cotton pellet test, test drugs were found to be efficacious.
Table-2: Effect of solvent fractions of ethanol extract of Crotalaria burhia root on cotton pellet induced chronic inflammation in rats Treatment Wet weight Dry weight (mg/kg) DMSO + 950.
The carrageenan-induced paw edema, cotton pellet granuloma and indomethacin-induced gastric damage models were used to determine these effects.
Key words: Inflammation, antiinflammatory, Hedera helix, ivy plant, carrageenan, cotton pellet, rats