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proventriculus

(prō′vĕn-trĭk′yə-ləs)
n. pl. proventricu·li (-lī′)
1. The division of the stomach in birds that secretes digestive enzymes and passes food from the crop to the gizzard.
2. A similar digestive chamber in certain insects and worms.

pro′ven·tric′u·lar (-lər) adj.
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While in the current report the general characteristics of the nematodes and the eggs found in the female uterus are in agreement with those of nematodes from the order Spirurida and the genus Procyrnea (Zhang et al., 2004; Quentin et al., 1983; Vicente et al., 1995), there is no previous publication in which a Procyrnea species is associated with this kind of gross and microscopic proventricular lesions described herein.
When the BD was supplemented with ASX and His, however, the effects of ASX on reducing the incidence of proventricular lesions was not obvious.
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The gastrointestinal tracts from each bird were later thawed and the contents removed and separated into esophageal, proventricular, and ventricular contents.
A serious gastrointestinal disease of birds is proventricular dilatation disease, (PDD).
Therefore, GI contrast studies performed under sedation will produce the same diagnostic results as in unsedated birds if GI obstruction, luminal distension (eg, proventricular dilatation), or intracoelomic nongastroinstestinal mass effects (eg, organomegaly or neoplasia) are to be investigated.