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Bronchiole

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The low columnar epithelium of this bronchiole contrasts with the simple squamous endothelium of the adjacent arteriole. 

The round nuclei forming a row in each wall of the arteriole are those of smooth muscle fibers, cut in cross section as they wrap around the longitudinally-sectioned vessel.


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Last updated:  30 July 2003 / dgk