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(Science: anatomy) The bottom or base of any hollow organ; as, the fundus of the bladder; the fundus of the eye.

Origin: L, bottom.

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eye are window to your health?

Visualization using an opthalmoscope allows you to see the structures in the ocular fundus - optic disc, retinal vessels, general background and macula. Abnormalities in these areas can give you insight into different disease states. (I'm not sure if you want details ...

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by bionewbie
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: eye are window to your health?
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Re: "Twenty questions"-biology game

ECLs are cells of the fundus of the stomach. They contain high amount of histamine and release it in order to activate the acid-producing parietal cells

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by joodi
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Twenty questions"-biology game
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RNAi uses

... was thinking of delivering shRNA via. a virus, but my main concern is to whether it is specific enough. And there is getting it to infect only the fundus of the stomach (where ghrelin is produced). Can you just modify it in some way, e.g. use genes from a virus that infects the stomach?

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by d1j2m3
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: RNAi uses
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Views: 2516

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