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 [pli´kah] (L.)
a ridge or fold on some body structure.
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1. A ridge or margin apparently formed by the doubling back of a lamina. Synonym(s): plica
2. In the embryo, a transient elevation or reduplication of tissue in the form of a lamina.
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n. pl. plicae (plī′sē, -kē)
A fold or ridge, as of skin, membrane, or shell.

pli′cal adj.
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, pl. plicae (plī'kă, -kē) [TA]
1. [TA] One of several anatomic structures in which there is a folding over of the parts.
2. Synonym(s): false membrane. See also: fold
[Mod. L. a plait or fold]
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Parapatellar plica syndrome may present as anterior knee pain after prolonged sitting or when using the stairs.
A recent systematic review found this test to be more diagnostically accurate than an MRI (sensitivity of the test is 90% and specificity is 89%, vs 77% and 58%, respectively, for MRI) for detection of medial plica syndrome.
Key words: Procyon lotor, Didelphis virginiana, Mephitis mephitis, Arthrocephalus lotoris, Baylisascaris procyonis, Capillaria plica, Mesocestoides, Oochoristica, Physaloptera maxillaris, Physaloptera turgida, Plagiorchis elegans, Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus, helminth parasites, Nebraska
ESTRUTURAS AVALIADAS (1) tendao flexor digital superficial (TFDS), (2) tendao flexor digital profundo (TFDP), (3) tendao extensor digital comum (TEDC), (4) ligamento anular palmar (LAP), (5) ligamento suspensor do boleto--ramo medial (LSUS RM), (6) ligamento suspensor do boleto--ramo lateral (LSUS RL), (7) capsula articular (CA), (8) plica dorsal da capsula (Vilo), (9) ligamento sesamoideo reto (LSES-R), (10) ligamento sesamoideo obliquo medial (LSES-OM), (11) ligamento sesamoideo obliquo lateral (LSES-OL), (12) ligamento colateral medial (LCOL-M), (13) ligamento colateral lateral (LCOL-L), (14) bainha flexora (BFSD).
FOLK ILLNESS AGE SEX RANY BOL KOLTUN LER WOUNDS PAIN PLICA FEAR 62 MAN (a) ~80 WOMAN (b) 83 WOMAN (a) (a) (a) (a) 78 WOMAN (b) 81 WOMAN (a) 73 WOMAN (a) (a) 86 MAN (b) 69 WOMAN (a) (b) 86 WOMAN (a) 80 MAN (a) (a) (a) (a) 84 WOMAN (a) (a) 78 WOMAN (a) (a) 82 WOMAN (a) (a) 78 WOMAN 67 MAN (a) (a) 92 WOMAN (b) 70 WOMAN 76 WOMAN (a) TOTAL 4 5 9 10 FOLK ILLNESS AGE ROZA UROK NERW WIATR ROSE EVIL EYE NERVE WIND 62 (a) (b) ~80 (b) 83 (a) (a) (a) (a) 78 (b) 81 (a) (a) (a) 73 (b) (a) (a) (b) 86 (b) (a) (b) (a) 69 (a) (a) (b) (b) 86 (b) (a) (b) 80 (b) (a) (a) 84 (a) (a) (b) (a) 78 (a) (a) (a) 82 (a) (a) (a) 78 (a) 67 (a) (b) 92 (a) 70 (a) (a) 76 (a) TOTAL 12 12 13 13 Legend (a) healer tries to cope with this illness (b) healer is an expert in dealing with this illness
But I am a dancer, and thus my latest trial was not to be by fire, precipitous mountain, or clustered spike; mine was a trial by plica.
Female: GENITAL CAPSULE: abdominal sternite VII with plica triangular, wide, reaching anterior border of sternite; fissura not clearly evident; gonocoxae I squarish, enlarged dorso-ventrally; paratergite VIII nearly triangular, apically rounded; paratergite IX square, medium-sized, apically rounded.
trispinosus Chelydra serpentina Stomach, and others Intestine Capillaria plica Procyon lotor Urinary Bladder Citellinema Sciurus carolinensis Intestine bifurcatum C.