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Artery Histology

Vessels close to the heart (aorta, pulmonary trunk and the larger arteries that originate from them) are elastic arteries, the tunica intima of elastic arteries will be thicker than in other arteries.

Elastin stain will show:

  • inner elastic laminae
  • outer elastic laminae
  • fine elastic fibres in the tunica media
  • coarse elastic fibres between the collagen fibres of the tunica adventitia


Artery Histology: Artery overview label | Artery overview | Artery detail HE | Artery elastin label | Artery elastin | Artery tunica media elastic fibres | Artery elastin detail label | Artery external elastic lamina | Aorta label | Aorta elastin label | Aorta elastin | Histology Stains | Histology | Blood Vessel Development



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current10:19, 12 February 2012Thumbnail for version as of 10:19, 12 February 20121,280 × 1,024 (474 KB)S8600021 (talk | contribs)==Artery Histology== Vessels close to the heart (aorta, pulmonary trunk and the larger arteries that originate from them) are elastic arteries, the tunica intima of elastic arteries will be thicker than in other arteries. Elastin stain will show: * inner