intestinal villi


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intestinal villi

[in′tes·tən·əl ′vil‚ī]
(anatomy)
Fingerlike projections of the small intestine, composed of a core of vascular tissue covered by epithelium and containing smooth muscle cells and an efferent lacteal end capillary.
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Finally, 10 average heights of intestinal villi from 10 birds were expressed as the average height of the villi for a group.
Epithelium covers the intestinal villi and also the intestinal glands, which discharge the contents between the bases of the villi.
In the gastrointestinal tractamyloid material attaches to the intestinal villi and causes malabsorption.
Biopsy proves conclusive in proving the damage of small intestinal villi.
The second exposure study also recapitulated the changes in the villus morphology (data not shown), supporting the notion that UFP exposure induced epithelial damage to the intestinal villi.
A pronounced polymorphism of the intestinal villi in diameter, shape, and length has been marked.
Haskins (1998) stated that Canine parvovirus (CPV) damages the capillaries of the intestinal villi leading to loss of blood leading to reduced TEC levels.
Treatment with a gluten-free diet can eliminate symptoms and allow the intestinal villi to heal, but otherwise there is no cure for celiac disease.
The inner lining of the intestine presents simple cylindrical epithelium compounded by enterocytes and typical goblet cells, which lins the intestinal villi in all the extent, and we did not verify crypts.
It is characterized by inflammation of the small intestine, resulting in atrophy of the small intestinal villi and reduced resorption of nutrients.
The intestinal section of the experimental group showed decomposition in the intestinal villi, while the intestines of control mice was normal.