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turbinate

 [ter´bĭ-nāt]
1. shaped like a top; called also turbinal.
2. a nasal concha.

tur·bi·nate

(tŭr'bi-nāt),
A bone shaped like a child's toy top, especially referring to turbinated bones. See: inferior nasal concha, middle nasal concha, superior nasal concha, supreme nasal concha.

turbinate

/tur·bi·nate/ (-nāt)
1. shaped like a top.
2. any of the nasal conchae.

turbinate

(tûr′bə-nĭt, -nāt′)
adj. also turbinated (-nā′tĭd)
1. Shaped like a top.
2. Anatomy Of, relating to, or designating a small curved bone that extends horizontally along the lateral wall of the nasal passage in mammals and birds.
n. (-nāt′)
Anatomy A turbinate bone.

turbinate

[tur′binit]
Etymology: L, turbinum, top-shaped
1 pertaining to a scroll shape.
2 pertaining to the concha nasalis.

tur·bi·nate

(tŭr'bi-nāt)
1. Shaped like a top.
[L. turbinatus, shaped like a top]

turbinate

(of plant parts) shaped like an inverted cone.

Turbinate

Ridge-shaped cartilage or soft bony tissue inside the nose.
Mentioned in: Nasal Packing

turbinal, turbinate

1. shaped like a top.
2. turbinate bone (concha nasalis ossea).
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Multiple surgical modalities have been advocated to address the hypertrophied turbinate, including turbinate outfracture, electrocautery, reduction by a microdebrider, cryosurgery, coablation, laser reduction, partial or total turbinate resection, use of radiofrequency, submucous turbinate resection, and vidian neurectomy (13, 15-19).
It is claimed that sensation of nasal obstruction in the immediate postoperative period in conventional inferior turbinate reduction is due to mucosal edema following this relatively traumatic type of surgery.
The Middle Turbinate and Superior Turbinate, presented a total dimension higher than the others, between 2mm and 6.
No cytopathic effects were detected in LLC-MK2 cell cultures inoculated with the nasal turbinate homogenate from birds exposed to any one of the 4 genotypes of hMPV.
These herbicides are carcinogenic in rats: acetochlor and alachlor cause tumors in the nasal turbinates, butachlor causes stomach tumors, and metolachlor causes liver tumors.
The dinosaur fossils examined had no respiratory turbinate bones and comparatively narrow nasal passages that would not have been large enough to contain them.
They have unmatched experience with in-office Turbinate Reduction, Laser Tonsillectomy, and other cutting edge treatment options.
Intraoperatively, the superior turbinate was identified (figure, C) and the lateral and inferior walls of the turbinate were dissected with a microdebrider.
Symptoms of nasal obstruction can be linked to multiple causes, of which deviations of the septum and inferior turbinate hypertrophy are the most common.
At the time of surgery, a large inferior turbinate was encountered in the left nasal airway.
As one of America's leading providers of office-based treatments for sleep-disordered breathing, The Snoring Center offers both the Pillar Procedure and Coblation-Assisted Turbinate Reduction for patients seeking a good night's sleep.