endothelium

NOUN
  1. an epithelium of mesoblastic origin; a thin layer of flattened cells that lines the inside of some body cavities
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How To Use endothelium In A Sentence

  • All vessels are lined with a single layer of flattened cells called the endothelium.
  • Vasodilators, such as acetylcholine and bradykinin, do not exert their effects upon the vascular smooth muscle cell in the absence of the overlying endothelium.
  • This endothelium helps give vessels the elasticity needed to regulate blood pressure.
  • Laughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand in order to increase blood flow.
  • Xanthine oxidase has been found in the endothelium of capillaries by immunohistochemistry, and superoxide is generated in endothelial cell cultures.
  • Dr. Miller says a compound called nitric oxide is known to play a role in the dilation of the endothelium.
  • Along with a layer of elastic tissue, the endothelium comprises what is called the intima. Your Risk of Heart Disease
  • Little did I suspect then what I was able to show many years later - namely, that relaxation of arteries by acetylcholine is strictly endothelium-dependent, and that my method of preparing the strips inadvertently resulted in the mechanical removal of all the endothelial cells. Robert F. Furchgott - Autobiography
  • The journey from the bone marrow to vascular endothelium or myocardium is divided into stages.
  • It also stimulates the production and activity of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and promotes adhesion of immune cells to the endothelium.
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