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Tunica Media MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Tunica Media
Tree Number(s)
A07.015.733
Unique ID
D017540
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017540
Annotation
/pathol is more likely than "diseases of the tunica media"; coordinate IM with specific blood vessel (IM)
Scope Note
The middle layer of blood vessel walls, composed principally of thin, cylindrical, smooth muscle cells and elastic tissue. It accounts for the bulk of the wall of most arteries. The smooth muscle cells are arranged in circular layers around the vessel, and the thickness of the coat varies with the size of the vessel.
Entry Term(s)
Arterial Media
Vascular Media
Venous Media
Previous Indexing
Muscle, Smooth (1966-1979)
Muscle, Smooth, Vascular (1980-1992)
specific blood vessel (1966-1992)
Public MeSH Note
93
History Note
93
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/22
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Tunica Media Preferred
Venous Media Narrower
Arterial Media Narrower
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