Rathke pocket

see under pouch.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • rathke's pouch — ˈrätkəz noun also rathke s pocket Usage: usually capitalized R Etymology: after Martin H. Rathke died 1860 German anatomist : a pouch of ectoderm that grows out from the upper surface of the embryonic stomodaeum and gives rise to the anterior… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rathke's pouch — Rath·ke s pouch rät kəz n a pouch of ectoderm that grows out from the upper surface of the embryonic stomodeum and gives rise to the adenohypophysis of the pituitary gland called also Rathke s pocket Rathke Martin Heinrich (1793 1860) German… …   Medical dictionary

  • pocket — 1. A cul de sac or pouchlike cavity. 2. A diseased gingival attachment; a space between the inflamed gum and the surface of a tooth, limited apically by an epithelial attachment. 3. To enclose within a confined space, as the …   Medical dictionary

  • Rathke's pouch — /raht keuhz/, Embryol. an invagination of stomodeal ectoderm developing into the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Also called Rathke s pocket. [1940 45; named after Martin Heinrich Rathke (1793 1860), German anatomist] * * * …   Universalium

  • rathke's pocket — noun see rathke s pouch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rathke — Martin H., German anatomist, physiologist, and pathologist, 1793–1860. See R. bundles, under bundle, R. cleft cyst, R. diverticulum, R. pocket, R. pouch, R. pouch tumor …   Medical dictionary

  • Diverticulum — A small bulging sac pushing outward from the colon wall is a diverticulum. As a person ages, pressure within the large intestine (colon) causes pockets of tissue (sacs) that push out from the colon walls. The plural is diverticula. Diverticula… …   Medical dictionary

  • duct — A tubular structure giving exit to the secretion of a gland or organ, capable of conducting fluid. SEE ALSO: canal. SYN: ductus [TA]. [L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead] aberrant ducts SYN: aberrant ductules, under ductule …   Medical dictionary

  • Health care in Canada — Under Lester Pearson s government, Canada s health care was expanded through the Medical Care Act, or Medicare to provide near universal coverage to all Canadians according to their need for such services and irrespective of their ability to pay …   Wikipedia

  • pouch — A pocket or cul de sac. SEE ALSO: fossa, recess, sac. antral p. a p. made in the antrum of the stomach of experimental animals. branchial pouches SYN: pharyngeal pouches. Broca p. SYN: puden …   Medical dictionary

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