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  • noun Plural form of cisterna.


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  • Figure 7 demonstrates normal rough ER (RER) cisternae and mitochondria in frontal cortex from an age-matched patient with HIV-1 and no neurologic disease, in contrast to greatly dilated RER (upper panels) with irregularly shaped cisternae and scattered deposits of electron dense material present in frontal cortex of patients with HIVE and dementia.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles John P. Norman et al. 2008

  • Where the subarachnoid space is greater than usual, the fluid collects in cisternae f sis'tur-nee; "reservoirs" L).

    The Human Brain Asimov, Isaac 1963


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  • "A cisterna (plural cisternae) comprises a flattened membrane disk that makes up the Golgi apparatus. A typical Golgi has anywhere from 3 to 7 cisternae stacked upon each other like a stack of dinner plates, but there are usually around 6. The cisternae carry Golgi enzymes to help or to modify cargo proteins traveling through them destined for other parts of the cell."

    - Wikipedia

    February 7, 2008

  • A cistern is also one of several areas around the base of the brain where cerebrospinal fluid collects.

    February 7, 2008

  • Meanwhile, the brotherni (singular brothernus) are lounging around on the cellular sofa, guzzling beer and engaging in ever more raucous farting contests.....

    February 7, 2008