Muscular artery

Muscular artery

F001/2091 Royalty Free

Request un-watermarked file

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CNRI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Muscular artery. Light micrograph of a transverse section through the wall of a muscular artery, showing its structure. This vessel carries blood under high pressure. Its thick wall is composed of three layers. The innermost tunica intima surrounds the lumen (tube, white). It possesses a fine elastic sheet (convoluted, bottom left) known as the internal elastic lamina. The middle layer, the thick tunica media, is mainly composed of smooth muscle fibres (purple), interspersed with a few connective collagen fibres (blue). The external tunica adventitia (blue) is composed mainly of connective tissue. Trichrome blue stain. Magnification unknown.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: adventitia, anatomy, arterial, artery, blood, circulation, circulatory, connective, fibre, fibres, healthy, histological, histology, human body, internal elastic lamina, layer, layers, light micrograph, media, muscle, muscular, normal, sectioned, smooth, stained, system, transverse section, trichrome blue stain, tunica intima, vascular, vessel, vessels, wall

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.