tunica

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Related to tunica media: tunica intima, tunica adventitia, tunica externa
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Synonyms for tunica

an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue

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In parrots, histologic lesions of atherosclerosis are reported to originate in the tunica media and extend to the tunica intima.
Thickening of the tunica intima, disruption of the smooth muscle cells in the tunica media and branching and 'splitting' of elastic fibres with deposits of collagen in the region between the two layers can be seen in Fig.
Leiomyosarcomas of the head and neck are believed to originate in the tunica media of the blood vessels or in pluripotential mesenchymal cells.
The Loyola team maneuvered the IVT device through the inside of the vessel to the desired location, and then extended its injection ports through the intimal elastic lamina into the tunica media.
Those lesions that do develop are believed to arise from the tunica media or from pluripotential undifferentiated mesenchymal cells.