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Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

n. a lipoprotein particle present in the blood after digested fat has been absorbed from the small intestine. The lipid portion consists largely of triglycerides, which are...

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Aidan Bradford.

in Oxford Textbook of Fundamentals of Surgery

July 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery. 2605 words.

The chapter begins with a description of the salivary glands, the composition of saliva, and the control of secretion by sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. The oral, pharyngeal, and...

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Aetiology and management of chylothorax in adults

Sukumaran K. Nair, Matus Petko and Martin P. Hayward.

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

August 2007; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine; Cardiothoracic Surgery. 5838 words.


Though rare in incidence, chylothorax can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Its occurrence corresponds to increased mortality following...

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