tunica albuginea


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tunica

 [too´nĭ-kah] (L.)
a tunic or coat; used in anatomic nomenclature to designate a membranous covering of an organ or a distinct layer of the wall of a hollow structure, as a blood vessel.
tunica adventi´tia the outer coat of various tubular structures.
tunica albugi´nea a dense white fibrous sheath that encloses a part or organ, such as the testicle or ovary.
tunica conjuncti´va the conjunctiva.
tunica dar´tos dartos.
tunica exter´na an outer coat, such as the fibroelastic coat of a blood vessel.
tunica inter´na an inner coat or layer.
tunica in´tima the innermost coat of a blood vessel; called also Bichat's tunic.
tunica me´dia the muscular middle coat of a blood vessel.
tunica muco´sa the mucous membrane lining of various tubular structures.
tunica muscula´ris the muscular coat or layer surrounding the tela submucosa in most portions of the digestive, respiratory, urinary, and genital tracts.
tunica pro´pria the proper coat or layer of a part, as distinguished from an investing membrane.
tunica sero´sa the membrane lining the external walls of the body cavities and reflected over the surfaces of protruding organs; it secretes a watery exudate.
tunica vagina´lis tes´tis the serous membrane covering the front and sides of the testis and epididymis.
tunica vasculo´sa a vascular coat, or a layer well supplied with blood vessels.

tu·ni·ca al·bu·gin·e·a

a dense white collagenous tunic surrounding a structure.

tunica albuginea

Etymology: L, tunica + albus, white
a tissue covering of white collagenous fibers, such as the sclerotic coat of the eyeball and the testes.

tu·ni·ca al·bu·gin·e·a

(tū'ni-kă al-byū-jin'ē-ă)
A dense white collagenous tunic surrounding a structure.

tunica

pl. tunicae [L.] a covering or coat; a membranous covering of an organ or a distinct layer of the wall of a hollow structure, as a blood vessel. See also tunic.

tunica adventitia
the outer coat of various organs, blood vessels and other structures, usually made up of loose connective tissue.
tunica albuginea
a dense, white, fibrous sheath enclosing a part or organ, such as is present on the testis.
tunica albuginea ovarii
see tunica ovarii (below).
tunica conjunctiva
the conjunctiva.
tunica dartos
dartos.
tunica externa
an outer coat, especially the fibroelastic coat of a blood vessel.
tunica flava abdominis
an extensive sheet of elastic tissue that helps to support the abdomen. It is conspicuous in large animals as a yellow corset over the ventral abdomen and is a modified part of the deep fascia and aponeurosis of the external abdominal oblique muscle. It contributes to the deep fascia for the mammary gland or the scrotum.
tunica intima
the innermost coat of blood vessels; called also Bichat's tunic.
tunica media
the middle coat of blood vessels.
tunica mucosa
the mucous membrane lining of various tubular structures.
tunica muscularis
the muscular coat or layer surrounding the tela submucosa in most portions of the digestive, respiratory, urinary and genital tracts.
tunica ovarii
capsule of dense collagenous tissue, underlying the covering epithelium, covers each ovary. Called also tunica albuginea ovarii.
tunica propria
the proper coat or layer of a part, as distinguished from an investing membrane.
tunica serosa
the membrane lining the external walls of the body cavities and coating the surfaces of intruding organs; it secretes a watery exudate.
tunica vaginalis
the double-layered sleeve of peritoneum that lines the scrotum and inguinal canal (parietal layer) and invests the testis, epididymis and spermatic cord (visceral layer).
tunica vasculosa
a vascular coat, or a layer well supplied with blood vessels, e.g. of the eye.
tunica vasculosa lentis
vascular envelope of the lens in the developing fetus.
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a, b, c) The thickening of tunica albuginea and trabecular wall, and sinusoidal narrowing in Group 1 is slightly more than Groups 2 and 3 (Masson's trichrome stain, x40).
No significant changes were observed in the area and thickness of the tunica albuginea, corpora cavernosa and corpus spongiosum in our histomorphometric analyses.
Discontinuous germinal epithelium (bar" 10 [micro]m): lumen (*), connective tisuue (tc), interstitial tissue (**), spermatogonia (ep), residual spermatozoa (ezr), tunica albuginea (ta), primary spermatocytes (esp), Sertoli cells (cs).
Expanding contractures of the tunica albuginea due to Peyronie's disease with temporalis fascia free graft.
The tunica albuginea of both testes and ovaries had no uniform thickness all over the year but, it reached a maximum thickness during winter and became thin during spring and summer due to pressure exerted on it by the distended testicular lobules or enlarged mature follicles, and began to increase again during autumn.
E importante ressaltar que o alongamento maximo observado neste ensaio foi igual ao comprimento inicial da membrana, o que evidencia a enorme capacidade de deformacao da tunica albuginea.
The deep artery of the penis entered and supplied the corpus cavernous penis by penetrating the tunica albuginea and the present study determined the same finding.
21) Although they can show minimal infiltration into the adjacent testicle and abut the tunica albuginea, invasion into the tunica has not been described.
La enfermedad se caracteriza por el desarrollo de una placa fibrosa en la tunica albuginea del pene, asociada a deformidad, dolor, disfuncion erectil y acortamiento peneano.
Each is encapsulated by a white, fibrous tissue known as the tunica albuginea.
This acquired disorder of the tunica albuginea is caused by the formation of a plaque of fibrous tissue resulting in penile curvature and erectile dysfunction and pain.