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Author Dimitrov, R. ♦ Vodenicharov, A. ♦ Kostadinov, G. ♦ Hristov, Hr. ♦ Stamatova, K.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Mast Cell ♦ Feline Pelvic Urethra Participate ♦ Light Microscopy ♦ Female Urethra Show Variation ♦ European Shorthair Cat ♦ Carnoi Fixative ♦ Feline Male Pelvic Urethra ♦ Internal Longitudinal Smouth Muscle Layer ♦ Date Analysis ♦ High Number ♦ Circular Muscle Layer ♦ Normal Tissue Status ♦ Female One ♦ Connective Tissue ♦ Toluidine Blue ♦ Male Animal
Abstract The density, form and dimensions of the mast cells are examined in the urethra of 14 sexually mature, clinically healthy (9 male and 5 female), European shorthair cats, following euthanasia. The material was fixed in Carnoi’s fixative, dehydrated, embedded in paraffin and stained with 0.1% toluidine blue. The light microscopy revealed that most mast cells were located in the propria of urethra, the number and density were higher in the male animals, comparerd with the same in the female ones. High number of mast cells was observed in the internal longitudinal smouth muscle layer in the feline male pelvic urethra. The mast cells were longest in the circular muscle layer and thickest in the propria. The data were statistically processed (Date Analysis of the StatMost for Windows). From our studies, it could be suggested that mast cells in the connective tissue of feline pelvic urethra participate in the normal tissue status. The results of the investigation showed, that the mast cells ` morphology in the female urethra shows variations and depends on their localization in the both sexes.
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study