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lam·i·na·ri·a

(lam'i-nā'rē-ă),
Sterile rod made of kelp (genus Laminaria) that is hydrophilic, and, when placed in the cervical canal, absorbs moisture, swells, and gradually dilates the cervix.
[L. lamina, a blade]

laminaria

(lăm′ə-nâr′ē-ə)
n.
1. Any of various kelps of the genera Laminaria and Saccharina of temperate and arctic waters, used commercially in foodstuffs, dietary supplements, and medicinal products.
2. A small rod formed of dehydrated laminaria tissue, applied to the cervical os to stimulate dilation.

Laminaria

[lam′iner′ē·ə]
Etymology: L, lamina, plate
a type of seaweed that swells on absorption of water.

Laminaria

A medical product made from a certain type of seaweed that is physically placed near the cervix to cause it to dilate.
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The Effect of some Pollutants on the Survival, Growth and Respiration of Laminaria hyperborea.
ABM, Laminaria, Saccharina, Phaeophyceae, BL, DL, Quim, Ecol).
Cervical priming prior to operative hysteroscopy: a randomized comparison of laminaria versus misoprostol.
Although Laminaria has higher yield for the production of sodium alginate but its abundance is on 3rd number.
Here the releve 235 had been extracted from that source is presented as the holotype: France, Bretagne, upper infralittoral, growing on rock face, exposed to wave action (cover scale: + to 5): Laminaria hyperborea 4, Chondrus crispus 2, Ellisolandia elongata 2, Laminaria digitata 2, Palmaria palmata 2, Saccorhiza polyschides 2, Callophyllis laciniata 1, Corallina officinalis 1, Cryptopleura ramosa 1, Dilsea carnosa 1, Furcellaria lumbricalis 1, Halurus flosculosus 1, Membranoptera alata 1, Osmundea pinnatifida 1, Calliblepharis jubata +, Callithamnion tetragonum +, Ceramium virgatum +, Chondracanthus acicularis +, Claviclonium ovatum +, Codium tomentosum +, Desmarestia aculeata +, Gelidium pulchellum +, Halurus equisetifolius +, Heterosiphonia plumosa +, Plocamium cartilagineum +.
For detoxifying, the Laminaria Algae facial uses algae handpicked from the Irish coast.
For example, Laminaria solidungula, a species of kelp whose physiological requirements are well documented (Chapman and Lindley, 1980; Henley and Dunton, 1995; Borum et al.
discus hannai cultured under different diets based in Gracilaria lamaeniformis, Laminaria japonica and Sargassum pallidum as individual diet component and a mixture of these algae, denoted that the optimal growth were observed in diets of algae mixture.
8226; Lipolytine (extract of Laminaria Digitata seaweed) - renowned for its excellent contouring properties, stimulates lipolysis and promotes the breakdown of fat.
In some cases, the patient may have a stenotic cervix; if cervical dilation is performed that too can be billed using either 57800, Dilation of cervical canal, instrumental (separate procedure) or 59200, Insertion of cervical dilator (eg, laminaria, prostaglandin) (separate procedure).