Medical Definition of Plicae recti

1. The three or four crescentic folds placed horizontally in the rectal mucous membrane; the superior rectal fold is situated near the beginning of the rectum on the left side; the middle rectal fold (Nelaton's fold) is most prominent and consistent and projects from the right side about 8 cm above the anus (approximately the level of the floor of the rectouterine or rectovesical pouch); the inferior rectal fold is on the left side about 5 cm above the anus. Synonym: plicae transversales recti, Houston's folds, Houston's valves, Kohlrausch's valves, plicae recti, rectal folds, rectal valves. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plicae Recti

plica vestibuli
plica villosa
plica vocalis
plicae
plicae adiposae
plicae alares
plicae ampullares tubae uterinae
plicae caecales
plicae ciliares
plicae circulares
plicae epiglottica
plicae gastricae
plicae gastropancreaticae
plicae iridis
plicae palmatae
plicae recti (current term)
plicae transversales recti
plicae tubariae tubae uterinae
plicae tunicae mucosae vesicae felleae
plical
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