milk spots


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milk spots

1. white plaques of hyalinized fibrous tissue situated in the epicardium overlying the right ventricle of the heart where it is not covered by lung; Synonym(s): soldier's patches
2. white macroscopic areas in the omentum, due to accumulation of macrophages and lymphocytes.
Synonym(s): tache laiteuse (1)
Large whitish patches on the left ventricular epicardium seen by gross examination in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, which correspond to fibrosis due to long-standing focal hypoxia; milk spots on right epicardium are incidental autopsy findings, possibly due to healed pericarditis
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Since newborn G3 [CSAD.sup.-/-] often lacked milk spots, a predictor of survival in newborn mice, we examined the expression of lactoferrin (Ltf) and the prolactin receptor (Prlr) and found that their expression was significantly decreased in [CSAD.sup.-/-] animals.
The so-called "reborns" have veins, milk spots and beating hearts and are treated sometimes as real babies by the women who own them.
Known as "reborns", some of the dolls have beating hearts, others have tiny veins and even milk spots. Loved like real babies, they're taken for walks, cuddled and even have their nappies changed.