elastic tissue


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elastic tissue

n.
A type of connective tissue consisting mainly of elastic fibers and found in the walls of arteries, dermis of the skin, and certain ligaments and tendons.

elas′tic tis′sue


n.
connective tissue consisting chiefly of yellow, elastic fibers and composing certain ligaments and the walls of the arteries.
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Noun1.elastic tissue - connective tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers found in the dermis of the skin and in the walls of veins and arteries and in some tendons and ligamentselastic tissue - connective tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers found in the dermis of the skin and in the walls of veins and arteries and in some tendons and ligaments
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
elastin - a fibrous scleroprotein found in elastic tissues such as the walls of arteries
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This is likely because of the elastic tissue that also is responsible for the band's pleated appearance.
Those with dominant dermal collagen are identifed as collagenomas and have been specifed as the Lipschutz type, whereas those with predominant elastic tissue changes are the Lewandowsky type (1).
"If inflammation goes unchecked, it can damage cartilage, the elastic tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint, as well as the bones themselves.
Cartilage is a resilient and smooth elastic tissue that is not hard and rigid as bone but stiffer and less flexible than soft tissues such as muscle, ligament, and tendon.
They found that those with higher fitness levels also had more elastic tissue in the hippocampus and scored the best on memory tests.
Background: In old age, the expansion of lungs is restricted as the elastic tissue in the lungs is being replaced by fibrous tissue and a number of alveoli break down leading to emphysema, and also respiratory muscles become weak.
Elastic tissue anchorage to the hair follicle is reduced in the dark skin, resulting in greater damage with traction based alopecia.1
Anetoderma is a skin disorder characterized by focal loss of dermal elastic tissue. Clinically, it can present as various types of flaccid skin, such as protruding (raised), indented (depressed), or flat [1].
Theories such as mesenchymal perivascular differentiation of lipoblasts, focal heterotopic development of adipose tissue, and adipose metaplasia in the course of degenerative changes of dermal collagen bundles and elastic tissue have been proposed to account for the heterotopic occurrence of adipose tissues but not substantiated [4, 5].
Middermal elastolysis (MDE) is a rare disease of dermal connective tissue, described for the first time by Shelley and Wood in 1977, as "wrinkles due to idiopathic loss of elastic tissue of the middermis" [1].
The topics include the assembly and properties of elastic fibers, the biomolecular regulation of elastic matrix regeneration and repair, scaffold and biomechanical transductive approaches to elastic tissue engineering, sourcing and manipulating stem cells for elastin regeneration applications, and regulating elastogenesis using proteoglycans.
Soft palate of camel contains elastic tissue which facilitates its exteriorisation by pulling it out.