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n. pl. in·ti·mae (-mē′) or in·ti·mas Anatomy
The innermost membrane of an organ or part, especially the inner lining of a lymphatic vessel, an artery, or a vein.

[Latin, from feminine of intimus, innermost; see en in Indo-European roots.]

in′ti·mal adj.
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Adj.1.intimal - of or relating to the intima


a. íntimal, rel. a la íntima.
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The lumen stenotic degree, intimal and medial areas, maximum fibrous cap thickness, and plaque contents were measured with histological sections.
Intimal hyperplasia along with a secondary insult predispose patients to synthetic graft dissection.
The authors reported that erectile dysfunction was associated with increased carotid intimal medial thickness (carotid IMT), an early manifestation of atherosclerosis.
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Intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery presenting as pulmonary embolism.
O periodo entre a retirada e implantacao da veia no sistema arterial coronariano e o suficiente para promover algum grau de isquemia nesse enxerto e o estresse na parede do vaso apos esta estar conectada a circulacao arterial favorece o processo de fibrose intimal (PIMENTEL FILHO, 2003; CHAMIE,2013).
2,15) Together, Heath and Edward (13) along with the Wagenvoorts developed a schema for grading the severity of arteriopathy and for describing specific lesions, including concentric intimal fibrosis, medial hypertrophy, plexiform lesions, in situ thrombosis, and dilatation lesions.
Purpose: In the present study we have examined the effect of per oral administration of the time-released garlic herbal preparation on serum atherogenicity and formation of intimal thickening after freeze injury in cholesterol-fed rabbits.
After establishing the CPB and cooling the circulation down to 32[degrees]C, the distal ascending aorta was cross-clamped, and the ascending aorta was incised to assess the presence of an intimal tear and the anatomy of the aortic root and the aortic valve.
Lesions develop at predilection sites with disturbed flow, where endothelial damage promotes intimal retention of lipoproteins and inflammatory leukocyte recruitment.
The scanning evaluation included (i) luminal diameter, (ii) measurement of intimal thickness and medial thickness, and (iii) measurement of intima-media thickness ratio.