Smooth muscles


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Smooth muscles

Muscles that surround the linings of the digestive system, airways, and circulatory system.
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Immunohistochemical stains for smooth muscle actin and desmin highlighted the smooth muscle cells, confirming the diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma.
2+] mobilization might be involved in the inhibitory effects of magnolol on smooth muscle contractions in porcine trachea and in rat uterus (Ko et al.
2+] elevation in vascular smooth muscles, we investigated the effects of arsenic on intracellular [Ca.
Taken an hour before sexual activity, Viagra works by enhancing the effects of nitric oxide, a chemical that relaxes smooth muscles in the penis during sexual stimulation and allows increased blood flow.
Dystrophin colocalized in its typical appearance at the periphery of the normal smooth muscle fibers (Figure 1, A).
During Bronchial Thermoplasty, physicians will actually go into the airways with a flexible bronchoscope through the nose or the mouth, which is a routine procedure, and by generating and applying thermal energy with the Alair[R] System from Asthmatx, reduce areas of underlying smooth muscle in the small to medium size airways.
These results suggest that impairment of NO generation in endothelium and impairment of cGMP-dependent relaxation mechanisms in smooth muscles depended on the concentrations of [As.
Renal angiomyolipoma is an unusual, generally benign tumor that has been associated with tuberous sclerosis and is characterized by a histologic triad of tortuous, thick-walled blood vessels, phenotypic smooth muscle cells, and adipose cells in varying proportions.
Smooth muscles, on the other hand,are not striated and, when viewed under a microscope, do not appear to be obviously organized in any fashion that would suggest an underlying structure.
This procedure uses thermal energy to heat the airway and reduces the amount of smooth muscle that contributes to the constriction during an asthma attack.
Two years following their last treatment, the patients on average showed less airway narrowing during a test using a drug that causes contraction of airway smooth muscle.

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