Linea

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Linea

A Spanish measure of length approximately equivalent to 1.94 milliliters. It is largely obsolete.
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The second most common skin change observed was pigmentation: linea nigra (N=129; 64.5%) closely followed by melasma (N=127; 63.5%) and linea alba (N=80; 40%).
Most common being linea nigra (87%), followed by pigmentation of areola and nipple (53%) and melasma (30%).
Uygulanan alan ve ortalama seans sayilari Seans sayisi Uygulanan alan n (mean, min-max) Cene 52 5, 1-11 Biyik 30 5, 1-11 Malar+mandibuler alan 13 5, 1-11 Aksilla 15 4, 1-8 Bikini 5 3, 14 Zigomatik 2 6, 57 Linea nigra 6 4, 3-6 Kol 4 2,5, 2-5 Boyun 5 5, 3-8 Sternal bolge 2 6,5, 3-10 Periareolar alan 6 4, 3-10 Bacak 1 3, 3-3 Toplam 141
Among the physiological changes, most common were the pigmentary changes including linea nigra, areolar pigmentation and melasma followed by connective tissue changes mainly including striae gravidarum (Table 1).
The areolae, axillae, and genitals are most commonly affected, but linea nigra and melasma are well-known variations of hyperpigmentation as well.
As before, Edwards cited the size and shape of Swartout's cervical opening, alleged scarring there from microscopic tears and the presence of a faded linea nigra - a vertical line of dark skin pigmentation running between the belly button and the vagina.
Linea nigra has been postulated to be a response to the maternal and placental hormones that enter the total circulation.