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The tunica intima (New Latin "inner coat"), or intima for short, is the innermost tunica (layer) of an artery or vein. [1]

18 relations: Aorta, Artery, Blood vessel, Connective tissue, Dissection, Endothelium, Epiglottis, Fenestra, Hemodynamics, Internal elastic lamina, Mucous membrane, New Latin, Silver nitrate, Stellate cell, Tunica (biology), Tunica externa, Tunica media, Vein.


The aorta is the main artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it splits into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries).

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An artery (plural arteries) is a blood vessel that takes blood away from the heart to all parts of the body (tissues, lungs, etc).

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Blood vessel

The blood vessels are the part of the circulatory system, and microcirculation, that transports blood throughout the human body.

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Connective tissue

Connective tissue (CT) is one of the four basic types of animal tissue, along with epithelial tissue, muscle tissue, and nervous tissue.

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Dissection (from Latin dissecare "to cut to pieces"; also called anatomization) is the dismembering of the body of a deceased animal or plant to study its anatomical structure.

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Endothelium refers to cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, forming an interface between circulating blood or lymph in the lumen and the rest of the vessel wall.

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The epiglottis is a flap in the throat that keeps food from entering the windpipe and the lungs.

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A fenestra (plural fenestrae) in anatomy, zoology and biology, is any small opening or pore.

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Hemodynamics or hæmodynamics is the dynamics of blood flow.

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Internal elastic lamina

The internal elastic lamina or internal elastic lamella is a layer of elastic tissue that forms the outermost part of the tunica intima of blood vessels.

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Mucous membrane

A mucous membrane or mucosa is a membrane that lines various cavities in the body and covers the surface of internal organs.

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New Latin

New Latin (also called Neo-Latin or Modern Latin) was a revival in the use of Latin in original, scholarly, and scientific works between c. 1375 and c. 1900.

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Silver nitrate

Silver nitrate is an inorganic compound with chemical formula.

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Stellate cell

In neuroscience, stellate cells are any neuron that have a star-like shape formed by dendritic processes radiating from the cell body. The three most common stellate cells are the inhibitory interneurons found within the molecular layer of the cerebellum, excitatory spiny stellate cells and inhibitory aspiny stellate interneurons. Cerebellar stellate cells synapse onto the dendritic arbors of Purkinje cells. Cortical spiny stellate cells are found in layer IVC of the V1 region in the visual cortex. They receive excitatory synaptic fibres from the thalamus and process feed forward excitation to 2/3 layer of V1 visual cortex to pyramidal cells. Cortical spiny stellate cells have a 'regular' firing pattern. Stellate cells are chromophobes, that is cells that does not stain readily, and thus appears relatively pale under the microscope.

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Tunica (biology)

In biology, a tunica (plural tunicae) is a layer, coat, sheath, or similar covering.

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Tunica externa

The tunica externa (New Latin "outer coat") — also known as the tunica adventitia (New Latin "additional coat"), or adventitia for short — is the outermost tunica (layer) of a blood vessel, surrounding the tunica media.

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Tunica media

The tunica media (New Latin "middle coat"), or media for short, is the middle tunica (layer) of an artery or vein.

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Veins are blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunica_intima

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