elastic tissue


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connective tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers found in the dermis of the skin and in the walls of veins and arteries and in some tendons and ligaments

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Extensive collagen and elastic tissue deposition was seen surrounding the recanalized vascular channels.
Sometimes the loss of elastic tissue in the skin allows the skin of the cheeks to droop down, allowing moisture and saliva to collect in the crease - giving rise to soreness and cracking.
The hard bones don't grind together because the ends of them are covered by a dense elastic tissue called cartilage.
Elastase, one of the matrix-degrading enzymes found in plasma, is closely associated with the elastic tissue destruction found in conditions such as abdominal aortic aneurysm [1], emphysema [2], pancreatitis [3, 4], and inflammatory conditions [5].
Some suspect that the lungs of fetuses whose mothers smoke, like those of fetal rats in laboratory tests, weigh less and produce less elastin (the main protein of the lung's elastic tissue fibers), thus decreasing pulmonary function.
Optimal signaling stimulates the skin stem cells to begin the process leading to keratinocytes, fibroblasts and other dermal cells which produce collagen, elastic tissue and substances in the supporting skin matrix.
A hallmark of CF lung disease is excessive recruitment of blood polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) into the small airways (bronchioles) causing inflammation that results in elastic tissue destruction and progressive loss of lung function.
They were stained with hematoxylin and eosin for general tissue morphology as well as Gormori's aldehyde fuchsin for elastic tissue and Lillie's ferrous iron for melanin.
An elastin stain of the papillae demonstrated a central, loosely lamellated elastic tissue core with tapering rudimentary elastin fibers located toward the periphery (Figure 3).