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Tunica media

Introduction: Tunica media

Description of Tunica media

Tunica media: The middle coat of blood vessel walls, composed principally of thin, cylindrical, smooth muscle cells and elastic tissue. It accounts for the bulk of the wall of most arteries. The smooth muscle cells are arranged in circular layers around the vessel, and the thickness of the coat varies with the size of the vessel.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Tunica media: The middle coat of blood vessel walls, composed principally of thin, cylindrical, smooth muscle cells and elastic tissue. It accounts for the bulk of the wall of most arteries. The smooth muscle cells are arranged in circular layers around the vessel, and the thickness of the coat varies with the size of the vessel.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Tunica media as an Organ

Tunica media (organ): The tunica media is the middle layer of the hollow tube-like arteries...more »

Tunica media (organ): See Tunica Media (organ information).

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Terms Similar to Tunica media:

  • arterial media
  • vascular media
  • venous media

Source - MeSH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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