Blood vessels, light micrograph

Blood vessels, light micrograph

C024/8102 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.6MB

Downloadable file size: 3.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MICROSCAPE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light microscopy of a vein (left) and artery (right). Veins have thinner walls than comparable arteries. The wall of the artery consists of layers of smooth muscle for vessel constriction and variable amounts of elastic fibres (thin dark blue line) to maintain vessel shape and size. Similar elastic components in veins serve to limit vessel expansion. The smaller blood vessels are classified as small venules. Magnification x480 when printed at 10 cm.

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

Keywords: arterial system, artery, biological, biology, blood vascular system, blood vessel, circulation, circulatory system, histological, histology, light micrograph, light microscopy, section, vein, venous system, vessel

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