Physical Characteristics

The shell of California lampshells is medium to moderately large in size, with an adult dimension of 0.79-1.97 in (20-50 mm). The tan-colored shell is biconvex and may be smooth or ribbed. The pedicle is short to moderately long. The loop that supports the lophophore passes through one or more bilacunar phases. The lophophore is plectolophous, which means that it has longer lateral lobes and a coiled median lobe. Spicules occasionally occur scattered over the mantle canals. Dental plates are present. The ventral median septum (partition) is weak. Hinge plates are variably developed.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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