elastic fiber


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elastic fiber

n.
Any various thick yellow connective-tissue fibers containing elastin and characterized by great elasticity.
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The company's technology restores hardened or damaged arteries and tissues by targeting the elastic fiber and removing the calcification that causes stiffening.
Collagen and elastic fiber contents of the dermis perform a complimentary role in maintaining skin shape and firmness.
Konrad, "Middermal elastolysis in an elderly man with evidence of elastic fiber phagocytosis," Archives of Dermatology, vol.
Whether the decrease and change in elastic fiber content in anetoderma arises from decreased production or increased destruction is not well understood.
Flereby, the fibers and the polymer matrix are divided into two separate domains, which are displayed as an elastic fiber domain (grey, velocity vector v) and a viscous polymer matrix domain (red, velocity vector u).
This feature is not characteristic of PPFE, because in PPFE there is a homogenous intra-alveolar fibrosis with generally preserved alveolar structure and even thickening of the alveolar structures through the process of elastic fiber deposition.
Elastic Fiber Matrices: Biomimetic Approaches to Regeneration and Repair
The cutter for fiber crushing has both tough and elastic fiber materials (eg.
The complexity of elastic fiber biogenesis in the skin--a perspective to the clinical heterogeneity of cutis laxa.
seen under a scanning electron microscope, allow an elastic fiber to conduct electrical current when stretched.
T400' fiber is a new melt-spun elastic fiber from INVISTA, based on multi- component technology that revolutionizes the comfort, hand, wrinkle resistance and easy care of contemporary fabrics.