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n. pl. gut·tae (gŭt′ē′)
1. Architecture One of a series of small ornaments in the shape of truncated cones used on a Doric entablature.
2. Abbr. gt. Pharmacology A drop, as of liquid medicine.

[Middle English, from Latin, drop.]
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n, pl -tae (-tiː)
1. (Architecture) architect one of a set of small droplike ornaments, esp as used on the architrave of a Doric entablature
2. (Pharmacology) med (formerly used in writing prescriptions) a technical name for drop2Abbreviation: gt
[C16: from Latin: a drop]
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n., pl. gut•tae (ˈgʌt i)
one of a series of pendent ornaments, generally in the form of a frustum of a cone, attached to the undersides of the mutules of the Doric entablature.
[1350–1400; Middle English goute, gutta < Latin gutta a drop]
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* Endothelial Dystrophies: multiple central as well as peripheral guttae in the other eye aiding diagnosis.
[19] in which they point out that one of the limiting factors which affects monolayer formation was the spacing of artificial guttae, basement membrane excrescences that are characteristics for Fuch's endothelial dystrophy.
All patients received 150 mg of magnesium isoglycyrrhizinate, 40 mg of pantoprazole, and 6 g (three doses) of cefoxitin sodium intravenously guttae at the day of the procedure.
We were unable to perform specular microscopy in the central cornea because of the edema that existed before the treatment, but mild guttae were detected, mainly from the central to the paracentral area, after treatment [26, 29].
Control group received 20% mannitol (CR Double-Crane Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.) 250 ml (1 g/kg/day) and dexamethasone (Furuitang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.) 10 mg/day intravenously guttae for the first 3 days and followed by mannitol for 4 days.
It is a gradually progressing disease with the accumulation of extracellular excrescences (guttae) [29].
A decade later Vogt identified drop-like endothelial changes in the cornea, using slit lamp biomicroscopy, which are now termed guttae. (5) Later, Friedenwald and Friedenwald noted the evolution of guttae in the cornea of one patient to progress over several years to the characteristic features of Fuchs' dystrophia epithelialis corneae, namely stromal and epithelial oedema, and identified guttae as an early sign of FED.
The Descemet membrane was markedly thickened along with loss of endothelial cells and local guttae formation.
The ultrastructure of TJs was altered in animals after intravenously guttae with alemtuzumab for 9 and 35 days.