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1. shaped like an arrow.
2. situated in the direction of the sagittal suture; said of an anteroposterior plane or section parallel to the median plane of the body.
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(saj'i-tăl), [TA] Avoid the misspellings sagital and saggital. Although the classically correct pronunciation is să-jĭt'al, the more usual pronunciation in the U.S. is saj'ĭ-tal.
Resembling an arrow; in the line of an arrow shot from a bow, that is, in an anteroposterior direction; referring to a sagittal plane or direction.
Synonym(s): sagittalis [TA]
[L. sagitta, an arrow]
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sagittalis (Lam.) Cabrera (Asteraceae) were collected at flowering stage in Cabracorral-Saladillo (Salta, Argentina).
sagittalis showed a broad spectrum of anti-inflammatory activity: on topical inflammation (Table 1), rat hind-paw edema induced by dextran, zymosan and arachidonic acid (Table 1), as well as in the semichronic model of carrageenan air-pouch granuloma, in which it reduced the volume of the inflammatory exudate, the wet weigh of granulomatous tissue and the cell concentration (Table 2).
sagittalis showed dose-dependent inhibitory activity against ROS and RNS (Table 4) production in stimulated neutrophils.
sagittalis. Nevertheless, it cannot be considered responsible of the inhibition of ROS and RNS production in the extract, since taraxasteryl acetate had the same level or less activity than the extract for ROS and RNS.
sagittalis dichloromethane extract showed anti-inflammatory activity in rat hind paw-edema, as well as in subchronic and topical models.
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