internal elastic membrane


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Related to internal elastic membrane: internal elastic lamina, tunica media, external elastic membrane

internal elastic membrane

[in′tərn·əl i′las·tik ′mem‚brān]
(histology)
A sheet of elastin found between the tunica intima and the tunica media in medium- and small-caliber arteries.
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It is defined as blood accumulation in the medial space with displacement of the internal elastic membrane inward and the external elastic membrane outward with or without distinguishable entry or exit points, and its diagnosis is confirmed with the utilisation of intravascular imaging modalities, such as the IVUS and optical coherence tomography (OCT) [4].
The most pronounced positivity was observed in the vessel internal elastic membrane. In our previous study on rat hearts we found that [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] in the internal elastic membrane is produced by lysyl oxidase [26].