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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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Mid-trimester dilation and evacuation with laminaria does not increase the risk for severe subsequent pregnancy complications.
Laminaria algae are the richest in trace elements as well as betacarotenes, vitamin K, and B vitamins.
Girard could have been more precise in linking the use of laminaria for second trimester abortions, the court found his testimony adequate.
Laminaria is endemic to southwestern Africa coastline and grows from a low water mark to a depth of about 25 m in very dense stands of 12 plants [m.
It contains salicylic acid, which works as an exfoliant to help keep pores clear; laminaria sacharrina extract, a sea algae which helps regulate sebum production and the build-up of oil in pores while keeping the moisture level balanced; hydroxydecanoic acid which helps to control the spread of blemishes; caffeine to minimise irritation and reduce redness.
The formulation contained Maritech[R] seaweed extract Fucus vesiculosis (85% w/w), Macrocystis pyrifera (10% w/w) and Laminaria japonica (5% w/w) plus vitamin B6, zinc and manganese.
com, is a gentle foaming and exfoliating body cleanser with laminaria digitata seaweed and sea salt to leave the skin feeling smooth, invigorated and radiant.
His personal favorite is the time that he was inserting a laminaria, and she was heard to say that he was busy putting in a luminaria.
As it turns out, a very common type of seaweed in the area, genus Laminaria, is used commercially in several ways: for extractives (which is used in beer, frostings, dental material, toothpaste), as fertilizer, as fodder, and for food (kombu).
Alginate is derived from the stem of the seaweed Laminaria hyperborean, harvested off the coast of northern Norway.
Coupled with Laminaria Digitata and Red Coral to help increase oxygen levels in the skin, this advanced face and eye treatment allows skin to perform at its peak, improving cell respiration and cell regeneration, for a firmer, uplifted younger looking appearance after one treatment.
The most representative seaweed was Fucus seraratus, Fucus spiralis, Ulva lactuca, Laminaria Sp.