elephant skin


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elephant skin

Dermatology
A descriptive term for skin with subcutaneous oedema, redundancy and dermal thickening (elephantiasis), which is seen in infection by Onchocerca volvulus.
 
ENT
A fanciful term for Grade-3 laryngeal oedema caused by prolonged acid reflux, with redundant thickened mucosa and an airway to laryngeal diameter ratio of less than one-half.
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The timescale fits in with the appearance of elephant skin products online, the Associated Press (AP) news reported.
A very thorough investigation was made and a small percentage of powder particles without "elephant skin" was found.
Ex-policeman John, whose name has been changed to protect his undercover work, said: "One trader told us he delivered 30kg of elephant skin to a customer for the first time and he sold it all.
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The cases of elephant skin disease were successfully managed with oral antifungal and antibiotic administration along with regular use of topical antifungal shampoos.
Back at the seizure HQ, hunting books and boots made from elephant skin are also confiscated from holidaymakers.
Turn on the tap, wet hands, struggle with a bar of soap that's wrapped, mummy-like, in plastic the thickness and resistance of elephant skin...
John created one of his SAP holsters in beautiful brown leather with elephant skin trim and a matching magazine carrier.
The school is also authorised to accept animal products which can't legally be brought into this country such as ivory or anything made from elephant skin.
Case History: Advanced Cast Products, Inc., Meadville, Pennsylvania, experienced a problem with widespread elephant skin surface defects on a 2-on vertically molded job.
Leather goods such as boots and elephant skin briefcases may only be imported into the United States as personal effects.
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