The inner layer of the procuticle in certain crustaceans and arthropods, which is almost entirely composed of protein and chitin.
A reference to, or communicating with, the intestine and the skin, or surface of the body.
On the surface of the skin.
The waxy outer layer of the protective body covering cuticle for the exoskeleton of an insect.
The outer layer of the procuticle of certain crustaceans and arthropods, which contains cuticulin, chitin, and phenolic substances that are oxidized to produce the dark pigment of the cuticle.
, moe gastrocutaneous, most gastrocutaneous
Referring to the association between the parts of the intestinal track and the skin of an individual, often involving a fistula or an abnormal passage or link to the exterior surface of the person: The appearance of a break or crack in the surface of Charlie's belly was the first indication of his gastrocutaneous condition.
1. Within the skin.
2. Within the substance of the skin, particularly the dermis.
Referring to nerves and skin, or the cutaneous nerves.
1. A reference to medication that is administered or absorbed through the skin.
2. Through the unbroken skin; such as, medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches).
3. Through the skin, as in a percutaneous biopsy.
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) (s) (noun)
, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies (pl)
1. A method used for long-term tube feeding, in which a tube is inserted through the chest wall into the stomach under endoscopic guidance.
2. Artificial feeding through a tube passed through the skin into the stomach.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a surgical procedure for placing a feeding tube, but it does not necessitate doing an open laparotomy (operation on the abdomen).
The aim of PEG (as with any gastrostomy) is to feed those who can not normally swallow their food. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy may be done by a surgeon, otolaryngologist, or a gastroenterologist. It is usually done in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility.
See gavage for information about a similar procedure.
percutaneous ultrasonic lithotriptor
A device that uses ultrasound to break up kidney stones and gallstones.
The sound waves are applied to the outside of the body and penetrate to the calculi.
The layer of the exoskeleton of certain crustaceans and arthropods beneath the epicuticle, which contains chitin as the principal constituent; it is composed of an endocuticle and an exocuticle.
, more subcutaneous, most subcutaneous
Under or below the surface of the skin; "With a subcutaneous injection, a needle is inserted just under the skin."
, more subcuticular, most subcuticular
Pertaining to being situated under the epidermis, or being under the cuticle or scarfskin which is just below the outermost layer of skin.
subcutis (s) (noun) (no plural)
A layer of connective tissue in the deeper area of the skin.
Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving the "skin":
lepido- (scab, scale);
psoro- (itch, mange);
pustu- (blister, pimple);
scabio- (mange, itchy);
sebo- (grease, oil).