smooth muscle

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Synonyms for smooth muscle

a muscle that contracts without conscious control and found in walls of internal organs such as stomach and intestine and bladder and blood vessels (excluding the heart)

muscle tissue that does not appear striated under the microscope

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Epstein-Barr virus-associated smooth muscle tumour presenting as a parasagittal brain tumour.
7,8) The predilection site for avian smooth muscle tumors is the genital system, especially the mesosalpinx of females and the epididymis and ductus deferens of males.
45 percent respectively indicating that acetylcholine and serotonin causes an increase in contractility of isolated ileal smooth muscle in comparison to paroxetine which has a depressant effect on motility.
As subsequent generations of these pulmonary vessels emerge, the smooth muscle fibers diminish as the small arteries evolve into pulmonary arterioles where ultimately the vascular smooth muscle fibers completely disappear.
These were surrounded by interlacing bundles of spindle-shaped smooth muscle cells with mildly pleomorphic elongated nuclei having bland chromatin and moderate amounts of cytoplasm [Figures 2 and 3].
The study revealed that separate signals produced by endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells are required for embryonic cells to differentiate into autonomic neurons.
sup][2] b[sub]2 AR agonists worked primarily on airway smooth muscle cells, causing relaxation within seconds or minutes, whereas glucocorticoids primarily improved airway function via their anti-inflammatory action, the genomic pathway, within hours or days.
But progerin's effects on smooth muscle cells were unknown before this study.
They also plan to use the smooth muscle cells derived from human induced pluripotcnt stem cells to test new treatments for progeria.
Hai subjected rat and primary human vascular smooth muscle cells to prolonged (six hours) nicotine treatment, enabling the cells to form podosome rosettes in response to Protein Kinase C (PKC) activation, which controls protein phosphorylation in signal transduction cascades.
The American Thoracic Society's 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia was the site of a presentation concerning the ability of compounds that occur in ginger to relax airway smooth muscle tissue, which is constricted during asthma attacks.
The development of atherosclerotic plaques is a slow and gradual process, pathologically characterized by the proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells [1-10].
The structure of the small intestine consists of a layer of cells, a mucosal lining, a connective tissue support (submucosa), and a fine submucosal smooth muscle layer.
Benign smooth muscle cell lesions are frequently found in a diversity of body organs, such as the breast, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, bladder, and skin (1), but they are extremely rare in the spermatic cord or paratesticular tissue of the male genital tract.
28 September 2011 - US biopharmaceutical company Cytokinetics Inc (NASDAQ:CYTK) announced yesterday the publication of preclinical research relating to its CK-2018488 programme directed to the inhibition of smooth muscle myosin as a novel therapeutic approach for the potential treatment of hypertension in the October 2011 issue of The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.