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elastic fibre

any of the highly extensible fibres made of the protein elastin, that are one of the CONNECTIVE TISSUES in vertebrates, occurring particularly in the lungs and artery walls and as LIGAMENTS.
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Moreover, histologic studies reveal dermal matrix disorders for type IV, with a significant decrease in collagen type III in the extracellular matrix essentially, and an abundance of elastic fibres that appear to be large, irregular and fragmented [Holbrook and Byers, 1989; Berteretche et al.
In 1999, we observed in 10 skin biopsies from WBS patients a very significant decrease in volume fractions occupied by preelastic and mature elastic fibres as compared with patients with healthy skin.
By the third quarter of 2007, the output of urethane elastic fibre occupied 0.
As textile exports expand and domestic demands for urethane elastic fibre in textile increase, the demand for urethane elastic fibre increased by 50% year by year before 2005.
2 Operation of China urethane elastic fibre industry, 2007
3 Development of China urethane elastic fibre industry, 2008
BDO is a significant intermediate and utilized industrially in the creation of plastics, elastic fibres and polyurethanes.
It takes the body weeks to grow into a skin graft and in that time a lot of excess elastic fibres and collagen will be produced that will then turn into a scar," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted the skin co-creator Peter Maitz, chairman for burn, injury and reconstructive surgery at the University of Sydney, as saying.
BDO is utilized in the manufacturing of polyurethanes, technical plastics, solvents, electronic chemicals, and elastic fibres.
BDO is used in the manufacturing of technical plastics, polyurethanes, solvents, electronic chemicals and elastic fibres.
But don't take up jogging - some experts reckon it jolts the skin's elastic fibres, leading to sagging and wrinkles.