squamous metaplasia

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squa·mous met·a·pla·si·a

the transformation of glandular or mucosal epithelium into stratified squamous epithelium.
Synonym(s): epidermalization

squa·mous met·a·pla·si·a

(skwā'mŭs met'ă-plā'zē-ă)
The transformation of glandular or mucosal epithelium into stratified squamous epithelium.
Synonym(s): epidermalization.


scaly or platelike.

squamous bone
the pars squamosa, or squamous portion of the temporal bone.
squamous cell carcinoma
a carcinoma arising from squamous epithelium; relatively common, locally invasive and occasionally metastatic. In animals they occur on the conjunctiva, the mouth, salivary duct, stomach, trachea and bronchi, prostate, penis, prepuce, vulva, urinary bladder and skin. See also specific organ locations.
squamous eddy
a common histological pattern in neoplastic and hyperplastic epidermal disorders. They are whorl-like patterns of squamoid cells.
squamous metaplasia
affected cells are converted to a squamous stratified type from the surface of which squames are shed.
ocular squamous cell carcinoma
that arising from squamous epithelium and having cuboid cells. Squamous cell carcinoma around the eye, also known as cancer eye, is a common neoplasm in cattle, especially those breeds with little pigment in the eyelids. Sunlight, viruses, skin pigmentation and heredity are all thought to be involved in causing the disease. Lesions begin on the third eyelid, unpigmented eyelid or vascular cornea. They are fungating masses of tissue, usually ulcerated, necrotic and apparently painful. They grow rapidly and commonly invade the local lymph nodes. Similar lesions occur on the eyeball and eyelid of the horse. What makes the cattle disease so remarkable is the high prevalence rate. Called also cancer eye.
Squamous cell carcinomas are among the most common skin tumors in dogs and cats. They are particularly common in sun-exposed areas of skin such as the pinnae, eyelids or noses of white cats. Tumors are locally invasive and slow to metastasize.
squamous papilloma
the common papilloma in all species except cattle and deer. Composed largely of epithelial tissue in contrast to fibropapillomas but many lesions are intermediate in type.
squamous pearl
see horn pearls.

Patient discussion about squamous metaplasia

Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

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Similar to Fanon's notion of the epidermalization of inferiority (1967), Welsing understood that white supremacy encourages Black people to internalize ideas that convey that Black skin is an error and that Black existence is a negation of that which is classified as white/human.
This continues to involve the global colonial project of drawing the colour line which only incidentally involves epidermalization but more fundamentally involves the creation of a Manichaean dualism of civilized versus uncivilized (Razack 2004, 10).
Within this visual regime, surveillance practices are extended beyond epidermalization (Browne, 2010; Fanon, 1967), personal information gathering (Lyon, 2002), and biometrics (Gates, 2011) as infrared imagery isolates suspects according to the heat waves emitted by their bodies.
The findings on light microscopy of the eyelids in pachydermoperiostosis are thickening and sclerosis of the connective tissue between the orbicularis oculi muscle and the tarsal plate as well as a thickened tarsal plate due to meibomian gland hyperplasia and epidermalization of the conjunctival epithelium.
As Browne's research shows, biometrics--the measurement of the living body--are, in fact, laden with digital epidermalization wherein the logic of whiteness is the measuring stick through which other racial technologies are understood.
Wiegman argues that natural history's shift from geography to the body anticipated the rise of the human sciences, especially biology, in which the tethering of race to skin--or the epidermalization of racial difference--unequivocally tied race to economies of the visible and visual in modernity.
Fibroblasts and ascorbate regulate epidermalization in reconstructed human epidermis.
Being African does not have to be racialized, needn't undergo what Frantz Fanon referred to as epidermalization.
In turn, epidermalization is supplanted by nanopolitics, an examination of the body at the molecular level, such as the "structure" of Betty Hill's skin.
It is ethnicity, the grouping of people within religion, customs, family surnames, language, and any other factor, that disrupts the skin/color destiny and locked signification of what Fanon famously termed the epidermalization of colonialism.
Among the topics are the epidermalization of subjectivity, missionary imperialism, Abraham's masculinity, Indian Dalit women and the Bible, and African women's theological voices.
Race discourse also represents the claims by individuals who use, as Fanon suggests, ones epidermalization to determine who one is, and one's limits and capacities.