"Tunica Media" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The middle coat of blood vessel walls, composed principally of thin, cylindrical, smooth muscle cells and elastic tissue. It accounts for the bulk of the wall of most arteries. The smooth muscle cells are arranged in circular layers around the vessel, and the thickness of the coat varies with the size of the vessel.
- Tunica Media
- Vascular Media
- Media, Vascular
- Medias, Vascular
- Vascular Medias
- Arterial Media
- Arterial Medias
- Media, Arterial
- Medias, Arterial
- Venous Media
- Media, Venous
- Medias, Venous
- Venous Medias
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