pia mater


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pia mater

[′pē·ə ‚mād·ər]
(anatomy)
The vascular membrane covering the surface of the brain and spinal cord.
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GJ translation: Care was taken with the placing of stem cells during the surgical procedure that only physical contact was made with glial (oligodendrocytes, etc.) and neural cells beneath the pia mater.
In a study by neky and shreni, [11] on occurrence of malformation in the process of developing cerebellar tissue, has been expressed that the intervention of antimitotic activity drugs or X-ray in the neonatal rats will make the first damages in the pia mater of meninge [11].
In deaths from traumatic blood loss (group 1) large and medium arteries of pia mater have a narrow lumen and contain a small amount of units of red blood cells.
Data are the density of vacuoles across the visual cortex from pia mater to white matter in a case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
The outside is called the dura mater; the middle, the arachnoid membrane; and the innermost, the pia mater. The inside layer is tightly attached to the spinal cord, while cerebrospinal fluid is between the other sections.