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The supporting tissues of an organ, including connective and nervous tissues and blood vessels.



(1) The supporting framework of an animal organ. The stroma consists of unstructured connective tissue containing specific elements of an organ, cells capable of reproduction, and fibrous structures that provide support. Blood vessels and lymphatics pass through it. Stromal elements perform a protective role by participating in phagocytosis. Red and white blood cells develop from the stromal cells of hematopoietic organs.

(2) The protein base of erythrocytes.

(3) In many ascomycetes and Fungi Imperfecti, the compact mass of hyphae upon which spore-bearing bodies (conidio-phores) are arranged.

(4) In algae and higher plants, the colorless protein base of plastids in which a strictly ordered system of membranes serving as pigment carriers is embedded.

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"I'd gone to Stroma on an organised trip with my girlfriend Hannah and, once I was there, decided it was a good place for a swim.
No publication bias was observed among the enrolled studies (cancer PEgger=0.201; stroma PEgger=0.309).
In addition to Stroma, the centre will feature a special section dedicated to Sutherland's Eilean nan Ron, which has been uninhabited since 1938.
Edematous reactive stroma with edematous areas within the reactive stroma.
The second one, known as melanosis, contains melanin pigments in both prostatic stroma and the epithelium (1).
In the study by Moorman et al, proportion of patients classified as stroma high were found to be 40%, and fixing the relative precision as 20% of P, sample size N is calculated as 150.
This study is true experimental randomized posttest-only control group designto evaluatethe impact of ethanol extract sample as antibacterial by improving stroma of middle ear epithelium This study already have approval from Ethic CommitteeUdayana University.
While others are not associated with endometriosis, they are thought to arise from surface epithelium, ovarian stroma, or peritoneal mesothelium as part of secondary Mullerian system.6,7
Keywords: Diltiazem, Fallopian tube, Monosodium Glutamate, Stroma, Vacuolations.
Based on HE staining: Vv of the epithelium in carcinoma (Vvep C), Vv of lumen in carcinoma (Vvl C), Vv of stroma in carcinoma (Vvs C), Vv of epithelium in hyperplasia (Vvep H), Vv of lumen in hyperplasia (Vvl H), and Vv of stroma in hyperplasia (Vvs H).
Less frequently, it consists of malignant phyllodes tumor-like hypercellular stroma and leaf-like glands.
Cells stained with antimacrophage antibodies were irregular in shape and localized in the stroma and the theca layer of follicles in normal ovaries (Figure 4(a)).