elastic fibre

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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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NARS also launch a new base - Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, PS35, formulated with raspberry, apple and watermelon extracts to support the skin's elastic fibres.
Clumping and distortion of elastic fibres in target organ leads to deposition of calcium and impair the function of elastic fibres of mid and deep dermis, media and intima of midsized arteries, Bruch's membrane in eye.
a) Orcein Van Gieson's staining method to observe elastic fibres and collagen fibres, in which elastic fibres appear brown, collagen red and smooth muscle cells yellow.
The material has kinesiology tape - elastic fibres used to support damaged muscles - woven into it.
3,9 Few elastic fibres anchor the hair follicles to the dermis in black skin; their hair is more susceptible to breakage and spontaneous knotting than the hair of fairer skin.
An elegant theory of the failure of ductile materials reinforced by elastic fibres has been proposed in [1].
Aorta revealed increasing amount of elastic fibres with age as a structural adaptation to haemodynamic stress.
Demonstration of collagen and elastic fibres was done by using Van Gieson's stain (Mallory, 1961) and Gomori's Aldehyde Fuchsin method (Gomori, 1946) respectively.
The outer one was in direct contact with myocardium and was composed of irregularly arranged connective tissue that merge with collagen and elastic fibres surrounding the adjacent cardiac muscle along with Purkinje fibres, blood vessels, and lymphatics.
Most significantly, PL administration reduced the number of proliferating cells by 13%, increased the number of p53(+) cells by 63%, enhanced the antioxidant plasma capacity (ORAC) by 30% and reinforced the network of dermal elastic fibres.
Veins return blood to the heart and have very thin walls and no elastic fibres.
BDO is a significant intermediate and utilized industrially in the creation of plastics, elastic fibres and polyurethanes.