PR. E. TAMBOISE - CNRI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PR. E. TAMBOISE - CNRI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Intestinal capillaries. Light micrograph of the fine network of capillaries supplying the mesentery, the blood-rich membrane surrounding the intestines. The digestive system and its surrounding structures are highly vascularised to aid the absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream. The blood vessels have been injected with a contrast medium.
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