body wall

body wall

n.
The portion of an animal body that consists of ectoderm and mesoderm, forms the external body surface, and encloses the body cavity.
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The numbering of rats with the permanent marker on their dorsal body wall was done.
The presence of fat around the intestines and the heart is normal as fat forms a good protective cushion to safeguard these organs from external physical forces that may go past the body wall. That is why animals, including humans, will fight hitting each other with brute force and the internal organs still remain intact.
Sometimes an incision must be made into the bladder itself and a catheter set up directly from the bladder to outside the body wall.
Indications for use include the repair of a hernia or a body wall defect.
In addition, use of GI makes the unrealistic assumptions that the body wall is linearly related to gonad weight, and that gonads start developing at a hypothetical weight zero (West 1990).
Scanning electron microscopy on attachment structures revealed that the inner papillae had narrow bases and spine-like apices, the outer ones had wide bases and nipple like apices encircled by a conspicuous ring and embedded in the body wall. The body of the worm was striated and grooved assisting flexibility to the worm during movement.
However, once the tunic was breached, the distinctive gonads of Cnemidocarpa pfefferi were visible through the body wall and conspicuous at incision.
Abstract: Lateral body wall herniation with involvement of the oviduct was diagnosed in a female nanday conure (Aratinga nenday) and a female eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus).
PET/CT images (Figures 1-3) demonstrated numerous hazy and nodular opacities within the subcutaneous tissues of the body wall involving the proximal upper extremities, anterior chest/breasts, anterior abdominal wall, and circumferential around the pelvis.
Diagnosis of prepubic tendon rupture, and ventral body wall hernia may be difficult to confirm by rectal palpation, as the presence of the fetus makes deep palpation of the ventral abdomen very difficult.