bell stage

bell stage

third stage of tooth development, wherein the cells form the inner enamel epithelium, the stratum intermedium, the stellate reticulum, and the outer enamel epithelium; the enamel organ assumes a bell shape.

bell stage

(bel stāj)
Third stage of tooth development, wherein cells form the inner enamel epithelium, the stratum intermedium, the stellate reticulum, and the outer enamel epithelium; the enamel organ assumes a bell shape.
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In the sEK at the bell stage, the Fgf4 and Fgf20 expressions are restricted in the forming cusps.
At the late bell stage, Fgf3 is expressed in the dental papilla, while Fgf10 is expressed in the differentiating odontoblasts.
At the bell stage, FGF signaling is important in the differentiation of ameloblasts.
For early bell stage, anti-amelogenin antibodies prepared using amelogenin (250 mg) from 11-day-old rats were selected (Gutierrez-Cantu et al., 2011).
On the Friday night, Tynedale band Mid Life Crisis took to the Blue Bell Stage.
First, with respect to Stage I or higher NEC (Bell stage >I; gestational age <37 weeks), data on definite NEC were reported for all 27 trials (probiotic group/placebo group = 3298/3357; Figure S1).
Second, regarding the effect of probiotics on Stage II or higher NEC in preterm infants (Bell Stage >II; gestational age <37 weeks), there were 17 eligible studies included (probiotic group/placebo group = 2042/ 2156), and no significant heterogeneity was detected among these trials ([chi square] = 9.96, P = 0.82; [I.sup.2] = 0%).
Third, with respect to the influence on NEC in early preterm infants (Bell Stage [greater than or equal to] I; gestational age <34 weeks), 12 studies were included for this meta-analysis (probiotic group/placebo group = 1266/1229).
Babies who subsequently developed Bell Stage I or II NEC had a greater mean and maximum number of stools per day during the first week than those who did not.
Major Finding: Babies who subsequently developed Bell Stage I or II NEC had a greater mean and maximum number of stools per day during the first week than those who did not.
Overall, 11% of the group (440) developed NEC; of these, 46% had NEC of Bell stage 2a, 2b, or 3a, and 54% had NEC of Bell stage 3b.
Bell stages the first number, "Riding to Paris," with D'Artagnan moving in slow motion on his fake horse, a technique Bell brings back later, in a climactic sequence when all four heroes are being chased.