ductus

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ductus

 [duk´tus] (pl. duc´tus) (L.)
ductus arterio´sus a fetal blood vessel that joins the aorta and pulmonary artery.
ductus de´ferens the excretory duct of the testis, which joins the excretory duct of the seminal vesicle to form the ejaculatory duct; called also vas deferens.
patent ductus arteriosus see patent ductus arteriosus.
ductus veno´sus a major blood channel that develops through the embryonic liver from the left umbilical vein to the inferior vena cava.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

duct

(dŭkt), [TA]
A tubular structure giving exit to the secretion of a gland or organ, capable of conducting fluid.
See also: canal.
Synonym(s): ductus [TA]
[L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

duct

(dŭkt) [TA]
A tubular structure giving exit to the secretion of a gland, or conducting any fluid.
See also: canal
Synonym(s): ductus [TA] .
[L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Ductus

The blood vessel that joins the pulmonary artery and the aorta. When the ductus does not close at birth, it causes a type of congenital heart disease called patent ductus arteriosus.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

duct

(dŭkt) [TA]
Tubular structure giving exit to secretion of a gland or organ.
See also: canal
Synonym(s): ductus.
[L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Showing the histology of ductus epididymis I epithelium (A; omitted-primary antibody control) and positive immunolocalization of tyrosine phosphorylated proteins in the apical cytoplasm of principle cells, apical I and basal cell nuclei, and sperm mass with fluid (B & C).
The epididymis in the control group was composed of numerous ductus epididymis filled with spermatozoa and marginal stereocilia.
The most prominent defects shown in FP-treated rats were ductus epididymal atrophy and immature sperm aggregation in the ductus epididymis. Testis appeared to be unaffected and exhibited no histological defects.
Effects of chronic fluoride toxicity on the morphology of ductus epididymis and the maturation of spermatozoa of rabbit.
Structure and function of the epithelium lining the ductuli efferentes, ductus epididymis, and ductus deferens in the rat.
The supranuclear cytoplasm of the epithelium principal cells of Agouti paca vas deferens was marked by a well-developed endocytotic apparatus, with possible occurrence of adsorptive endocytosis and phase-fluid endocytosis, similarly to the same process previous described in other cells (Goldstein et al., 1979), and in principal cells of the vas deferens and ductus epididymis of other laboratory rodents (Hermo & De Melo; Robaire & Hermo; Hermo et al.,1992, 1994; Orsi et al., 1994, 1999; Domeniconi et al.), and in a domestic bird (Stefanini et al., 1999).