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Arterial wall, elastin stain

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In this specimen, elastic tissue is colored deep purple, collagen is pale pink and cytoplasm (in smooth muscle and nerve) is purple. 

Note the distribution of elastin in the wall of this artery.

The intima consists of little more than endothelium, barely visible between the internal elastic lamina and the lumen.

 

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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  5 September 2003 / dgk