elastic tissue


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elastic tissue

[i′las·tik ′tish·ü]
(histology)
A type of connective tissue having a predominance of elastic fibers, bands, or lamellae.
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Elastic Fibers: Most studies show no significant difference in the elastic tissue in black and white skin.
Elastic fiber destruction was evenly distributed throughout the dermis, with the exception of 4 cases: two cases with protruding lesions and 1 case with indented lesion showed decreased elastic tissue from the mid-dermis to the deep dermis.
A band-like loss of elastic fibres in the middermis can be appreciated after elastic tissue stain (Figure 1(f)).
The adventitial layer was formed by lamellar and fibrous collagen and elastic tissue disposed with transverse, longitudinal and oblique orientations, with interconnecting elastic fibers that joined disperse elastic and collagen lamellae, whose general disposition was observed as a framework composition.
Filled with mucopolysaccharides, sugars essential to cell regeneration, aloe strengthens and lubricates cartilage and elastic tissue, reducing inflammation and increasing flexibility.
Microscopy revealed branching papillae from the tumor that were composed of central vascular collagen and variable elastic tissue, surrounded by acid mucopolysaccharide and endothelial cells.
There are two kinds of urethral sphincters, rings of elastic tissue that tighten or loosen as needed in order to, respectively, prevent or allow the flow of urine from the bladder.
Fibrillin-1 plays an important role as the building block for elastic tissue in the body.
Microcrystalline cellulose was localized within or around pulmonary artery branches, a location that was easily discernable with the MMPS, which stains vascular elastic tissue black.
fine lines or deep wrinkles) and elastosis, the breakdown of elastic tissue leading to a reduction in the elasticity of the skin.
Histopathology revealed thinning of the venous wall and degeneration of the elastic tissue. DISCUSSION Venous malformations are the commonest vascular anomalies.
Older skin is thinner and more fragile, and the deep layers contain less elastic tissue. Blood vessels are also less elastic, so that even minor injuries can cause bruising.