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raphe

[′rā·fē]
(anatomy)
A broad seamlike junction between two lateral halves of an organ or other body part.
(botany)
The part of the funiculus attached along its full length to the integument of an anatropous ovule, between the chalaza and the attachment to the placenta.
The longitudinal median line or slit on a diatom valve.
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Raphe complex, externally the raphe branches are strongly sinuous, with proximal ends dilated and curved to the dorsal side and terminal ends curved to the ventral side and internally straight with proximal ends curved to the dorsal side in straight angles and terminal ones not reaching the poles.
Case 3 presented bilateral variation with the presence of two supernumerary bellies, which also originated medially to the digastric fossa of the mandible, but with insertion in the raphe of the mylohyoid muscle, at a distance of 8 mm from the hyoid bone.
The avascular raphe separating the anterior and middle heads of the deltoid was then identified as a white band of connective tissue between the two muscular heads.
Pediatric healthcare company Children's Hospital Colorado disclosed on Wednesday the election of Raphe Schwartz as its senior vice president and chief strategy officer.
Liu and colleagues found that electroacupuncture could activate serotonergic raphe-spinal neurons in the nucleus raphe magnus, a supraspinal area mediating a negative feedback circuit of pain modulation, thereby inducing analgesia via descending inhibition.
The bodies of serotonergic neurons are located in the CNS structures called the raphe nuclei.
All of the CNS supply of 5-HT originates in the brainstem raphe nuclei.
A direct orexigenic projection from LH to raphe pallidus activates its efferents to premotor sympathetic neurons in the spinal intermediolateral nucleus.
The area of the brainstem under scrutiny is the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN), where the two types of cells are located.
The two types of cells, located in a part of the brainstem called the dorsal raphe nucleus, are potential targets for new drugs to treat obesity by controlling the hunger signals that drive the search for and consumption of food.
Other authors argued about urethral fusion anomalies, median raphe cysts or occlusion of paraurethral ducts.