DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DENNIS KUNKEL MICROSCOPY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Light micrograph (LM) of Cholesterol crystals. A pearly, fat-like steroid alcohol, found in animal fats and tissues. Cholesterol can form lipid deposits (atheroma) on the inner walls of arteries, characteristic of atherosclerosis. Magnification: x40 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres.
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