- internal elastic membrane
- a fenestrated elastic membrane that constitutes the outermost component of the tunica intima of arteries. Called also internal elastic lamina.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
elastic membrane — 1. a membrane composed largely of elastic fibers. 2. see external elastic m. and internal elastic m … Medical dictionary
membrane — 1. A thin sheet or layer of pliable tissue, serving as a covering or envelope of a part, as the lining of a cavity, as a partition or septum, or to connect two structures. SYN: membrana [TA]. 2. SYN: biomembrane. [L. membrana, a skin or m … Medical dictionary
elastic lamina internal — see under membrane … Medical dictionary
fenestrated membrane — n an elastic membrane of the inner coat of large arteries composed of broad elastic fibers that become fused to form a perforated sheet * * * 1. a membrane that has tiny pores or fenestrae. 2. either of the elastic membranes of arteries; see… … Medical dictionary
Thyrohyoid membrane — Infobox Ligament Name = PAGENAME Latin = membrana thyrohyoidea, membrana hyothyreoidea GraySubject = 236 GrayPage = 1076 Caption = The ligaments of the larynx. Antero lateral view. Caption2 = From = To = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = m 08 … Wikipedia
subendothelial layer — a middle, fibrous layer of the tunica intima of typical blood vessels, located between the endothelium and internal elastic membrane; it also comprises the bulk of the endocardium, where it lies deep to the lining endothelium. It is composed of… … Medical dictionary
glomus — 1. [TA] A small globular body. 2. A highly organized arteriolovenular anastomosis forming a tiny nodular focus in the nailbed, pads of the fingers and toes, ears, hands, and feet and many other organs of the body. The afferent arteriole enters… … Medical dictionary
Lamina — A plate or layer. For example, the lamina arcus vertebrae, usually just called the lamina, are plates of bone in each vertebral body. * * * SYN: plate (1). SEE ALSO: layer, stratum. [L] l. affixa [TA] that part of the medial ependymal wall of the … Medical dictionary
Fiber — The parts of plants that cannot be digested, namely complex carbohydrates. Also known as bulk or roughage. Complex carbohydrates from plants are rich in starch and fiber. Examples of plants that provide complex carbohydrates (fiber) are fresh… … Medical dictionary
Tunica intima — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 133 GrayPage = 498 Caption = Artery wall Caption2 = Transverse section through a small artery and vein of the mucous membrane of the epiglottis of a child. (Tunica intima is at e ) System =… … Wikipedia