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des·qua·mate

(des'kwă-māt),
To shred, peel, or scale off, as the casting off of the epidermis in scales or shreds, or the shedding of the outer layer of any surface.
[L. desquamo, pp. -atus, to scale off, fr. squama, a scale]

desquamate

(dĕs′kwə-māt′)
intr.v. desqua·mated, desqua·mating, desqua·mates
To shed, peel, or come off in scales. Used of skin.

des′qua·ma′tion n.

desquamate

(dĕs′kwă-māt) [L. desquamare, to remove scales]
To shed or scale off the surface epithelium.
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The decrease in mRNA signal is likely due to mRNA degradation, and the increase in the signal may be due to gene induction in desquamated oral epithelial cells in the saliva.
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Rats exposed exclusively for the gene expression studies did not undergo BAL to avoid confounding of the gene expression that might be associated with the physical stress of lavage or the loss of desquamated cells.
The occurrence of an extraordinary burst of hunger motor activity of a stomach was observed, when chloride sodium solution was applied to desquamated skin, artificially innervated by the vagal nerve.
Small numbers of epithelial giant cells were found admixed with acute inflammatory cells in the lamina propria and even among desquamated cells within the lumen of the appendix.
Calcium salts are deposited around the organic core of salivary mucin, bacteria, and desquamated epithelial cells.
RNA can enter the oral cavity through various routes, including saliva secretions from the 3 major salivary glands (the parotid, submandibular, and sublingual glands) and minor glands, gingival crevice fluid (GCF), and desquamated oral epithelial cells.
Virus antigen expression was also seen in desquamated epithelial cells and cell debris in lumina of above tissues.
Cerumen is a mixture of secretions produced by the sebaceous and ceruminous glands and substances such as desquamated epithelial cells, shed hairs, and foreign bodies.
There was microscopic evidence of acute lung injury with numerous hyaline membranes, hemosiderin-laden macrophages, and desquamated reactive pneumocytes (Figure 3).