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intima

 [in´tĭ-mah]
1. innermost.

in·ti·ma

(in'ti-mă),
Innermost. See: tunica intima.
[L. fem. of intimus, inmost]

intima

/in·ti·ma/ (in´tĭ-mah)
1. innermost.

intima

(ĭn′tə-mə)
n. pl. inti·mae (-mē′) or inti·mas Anatomy
The innermost membrane of an organ or part, especially the inner lining of a lymphatic vessel, an artery, or a vein.

in′ti·mal adj.

intima

[in′timə] pl. intimae
Etymology: L, intimus, innermost
the innermost layer of a structure, such as the lining membrane of an artery, vein, lymphatic vessel, or organ. intimal, adj.

in·ti·ma

, pl. intimae (in'ti-mă, -mē)
Innermost.
See: tunica intima
[L. fem. of intimus, inmost]

intima

The innermost layer of a blood vessel or hollow organ.

intima

the innermost coat of a blood vessel; called also tunica intima.
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The cuticular intima of the foregut in insects displays teeth, spines, piercing stylets and complex triturating devices which apparently breakdown and filter food material (Snodgrass 1935; Parsons 1972; McGreevy et al.
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In each tissue section, the total number of cells and the number of HIF-1a- and HIF-2a-positive cells were counted in the intima, media, and adventitia in six microscopic fields of view with a x40 objective.
On longitudinal 2D ultrasound images of the carotid artery, the near and far arterial walls are displayed as 2 echogenic lines, the adventitia and intima, separated by the hypoechoic media.
Numerosos estudios incluyen la medida del grosor de la intima media carotidea (GIMCa) por ultrasonido, convirtiendose la arteria carotida en una diana muy atractiva para el estudio de la aterosclerosis por su facil acceso (9, 10).
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Measurements of carotid intima-media thickness and of interadventitia common carotid diameter improve prediction of cardiovascular events: Results of the IMPROVE (Carotid Intima Media Thickness [IMT] and IMT-Progression as Predictors of Vascular Events in a High Risk European Population) study.