ground substance

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Synonyms for ground substance

the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded

the clear nongranular portion of the cytoplasm of a cell


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The extracellular matrix of the endothelial cells of the intima is highly viscous and gel-like when healthy, as is the ground substance found throughout the rest of the arterial wall and in many other connective tissues.
1998), showed the VSR of the MTU has a greatest response at the greatest stretch length, suggesting that the relaxation of the connective tissue collagen fibres or the mechanical sliding and shearing of the ground substance of the extracellular matrix is responsible for these results.
According to the approved labeling "Hyaluronidase is a spreading or diffusing substance, which modifies the permeability of connective tissue through the hydrolysis of hyaluronic acid, a polysaccharide found in the intercellular ground substance of connective tissue, and of certain specialized tissues, such as the umbilical cord and vitreous humor.
They point to the presence of mucin in both the patient's dermis and in the dermal material from the Graftskin as evidence of interaction and stimulation of both patient and bioengineered dermis to produce ground substance [the intercellular material of connective tissue].
Additionally, the polymer matrix also carries a chemotactic ground substance that incorporates one or more of several biological modifiers.
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