muscularis externa


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muscularis externa

[‚məs·kyə′lar·əs ek′stər·nə]
(histology)
The layer of the digestive tube consisting of smooth muscles.
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gallbladder, urinary bladder, and uterus), the smooth muscle of the muscularis externa of the stomach is somewhat more ran domly oriented than the term "layer" implies.
Diet did not affect thickness of tunica muscularis externa or tunica submucosa (p>0.
Tunica submucosa and tunica muscularis externa thicknesses were measured at a minimum of 48 points at even distances around the intestinal sections.
An extensive neutrophil infiltrate extending throughout the submucosa and into the muscularis externa was seen in all HA specimens.