30.0 MB (4.5 MB compressed)
3294 x 3182 pixels
27.9 x 26.9 cm ⏐ 11.0 x 10.6 in (300dpi)
STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Damaged blood vessel. Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a red blood cell (circular) leaking through the wall of a damaged blood vessel. The epithelium (green) of the blood vessel has developed a hole. Red blood cells leaking from blood vessels into surrounding tissues cause bruising. Eventually a blood clot will form over the damaged area to prevent further blood loss.
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