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Artery, trichrome stain

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In this trichrome stained specimen, collagen is colored blue and smooth muscle is red.  Red blood cells (RBCs) in the arterial lumen are brighter red.  The red texture in the upper-left corner of the image is cross-sectioned smooth muscle in wall of the (unidentified) organ from which this specimen was taken. 

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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  4 September 2003 / dgk