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rugal

(ˈruːɡəl)
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy having ridges or folds
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Reproductive hormone deficiency leads to vulvar and vaginal thinning, loss of rugal folds, diminished elasticity, diminished vaginal glycogen, and decreased acidity (increased pH) of the vaginal secretions, thereby reducing the vagina's natural defenses.
Development of gastric cancer in nonatrophic stomach with highly active inflammation identified by serum levels of pepsinogen and Helicobacter pylori antibody together with endoscopic rugal hyperplastic gastritis.
The gastric protective effect of adiponectin might be due to reduction of neutrophil infiltration, decrease in gastric motility and relaxation of circular muscles, flattening of the folds and reduce the volume of the gastric irritants on the rugal crest (21,22).
Gastric emptying time was defined as the absence of contrast material within the proventriculus and ventriculus on both fluoroscopic views or the presence of sufficient barium to highlight the rugal folds only.
The high incidence of sterility is due to block or changes in the tubal mucosa like adhesions between rugal folds, in which sperms are trapped or delayed.
Insufflation of air was continued till the rugal folds begin to separate and foreign body was identified (Fig.1).
Niwa et al., "The association between tumour necrosis factor-a gene polymorphism and the susceptibility to rugal hyperplastic gastritis and gastric carcinoma," European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol.
Gross-appearance of the gastric mucosa of affected snakes includes focal or diffuse hyperemia, cobblestoned appearance, thickened mucosa, lack of rugal folds, accentuation of longitudinal ridges, and edema [2,3, 21].
On the other hand, circular muscles relaxation will cause the gastric mucosa folds to flatten as part of the gastric mucosa defense by increasing the exposure of mucosal area to necrotizing agents while reducing the volume of gastric irritants on the rugal crest [37].
Coercion, however, is too strong of a word for Ronald Rugal, president of B&R Sports, a PSG customer based in Detroit with 12 locations in Michigan and around Chicago.
Case investigator PO1 Louie Serbito described the victim as between 30 and 35 years old, of slim build, 5'4" tall and bearing a "Asusano Rugal" tattoo on his back.