ground substance


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the body substance in which tissue cells are embedded

the clear nongranular portion of the cytoplasm of a cell

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Several physiological changes occur in the cellular elements and ground substance throughout pregnancy and favours cervical softening.
Finally, it can be considered that the hydraulic permeability k of the ground substance matrix also decreases as the tissue is compressed.
To estimate the complex permittivity of the ground substance in the stroma, first the ionic content in the ground substance is modeled by the addition of a conductivity term to the water model.
Stabellini, "Ultrastructural and histochemical features of the ground substance in cyclosporin A-induced gingival overgrowth" Journal of Periodontology, vol.
The extracellular matrix surrounding most of the cells of connective tissue is often referred to as the ground substance. Essentially, all the cells of the body are ultimately surrounded by some form of connective tissue that contains variable amounts of this extracellular matrix.
* In the myxomatous or reactive variant, lesions are relatively acellular, and there is a high volume of myxoid ground substance. Loose fibroblasts are found in a very haphazard array.
(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.
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].
Alan Menter, chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, Mederma is thought to work by curtailing fibroblast function and limiting the creation of a ground substance that partially forms at a scar's matrix.
Additionally, the polymer matrix also carries a chemotactic ground substance that incorporates one or more of several biological modifiers.
Collagen bundles lack their normal ordered, parallel arrangement, and there is an increased amount of an amorphous, ground substance. This pattern appears in tissue samples from many specific tendon types.
The opening chapters focus on cells and other anatomical components of the periodontal ligament, such as periodontal ligament fibers, ground substance, and nerves that innervate the periodontal ligament.
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