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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2] in the internal elastic membrane is produced by lysyl oxidase [26].
Also, the blue autofluorescence of the internal elastic membrane was the most intensive in the whole development.
In arteries, it is relatively thick and extends from the internal elastic membrane to the external elastic membrane.