Tongue papillae capillaries, SEM

Tongue papillae capillaries, SEM

P478/0077 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 31.9MB

Downloadable file size: 5.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tongue papillae capillaries. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a resin cast of capillaries in the papillae of the tongue. Capillaries are the smallest blood vessels. Each upwards projection shows where a capillary extends into a papilla. The papillae project from the tongue's upper surface, giving it its rough texture. The most numerous tongue papillae are the filiform papillae, which do not contain taste buds. It is in the capillaries that nutrients and gases are exchanged with the tongue tissue through the permeable capillary walls. The cast was made by injecting resin into the blood vessels. The surrounding tissues were then chemically digested.

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

Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, arteriole, arterioles, biological, biology, blood vessel, branched, branching, capillaries, capillary, circulation, circulatory system, coloured, false-coloured, filiform papillae, healthy, histological, histology, human body, many, mouth, multiple, network, normal, oral, papilla, papillae, resin cast, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, sense, supply, tactile, tongue, touch, vascular, venule, venules, vessels

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