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Definition of the noun adventitia

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noun - plural: adventitias

  1. an enveloping or covering membrane or layer of body tissue
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonyms of adventitia: tunic / tunica
    • more generic terms: membrane / tissue layer = a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
    • more specific word: albuginea = whitish tunic

Alternative definition of the noun adventitia


  1. [anatomy, histology] The outermost layer of epithelial tissue encasing a visceral organ.

Phrases with adventitia

  1. Tolype Adventitia
  2. Dorylas Adventitia
  3. Claraeola Adventitia
  4. Drosophila adventitia
  5. Pipunculus Adventitia
  6. Dactylolabis adventitia
  7. Fimbristylis Adventitia
  8. Species Tolype Adventitia
  9. Species Dorylas Adventitia
  10. Species Claraeola Adventitia
  11. species Drosophila adventitia
  12. species Dactylolabis adventitia
  13. Species Fimbristylis Adventitia
  14. Fimbristylis Dichotoma Adventitia
  15. Fimbristylis Squarrosa Adventitia
  16. Variety Fimbristylis Squarrosa Adventitia
  17. Subspecies Fimbristylis Dichotoma Adventitia

Printed books with definitions for adventitia

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Google previewColor Textbook of Histology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

The tunica externa, also known as the tunica adventitia is the outermost tunica ( layer) of a blood vessel, surrounding the tunica media. It is mainly composed of collagen and, in arteries, is supported by external elastic lamina. The collagen ...

Google previewBlueprints Notes & Cases, Pathophysiology (2004)

Cardiovascular, Endocrine, and Reproduction

The adventitia is the outermost layer and is composed of the external elastic lamina, fibroblasts, sympathetic nerve terminals, and adipocytes...

Google previewBiomechanics of Soft Tissue in Cardiovascular Systems (2014)

by Gerhard A. Holzapfel, Ray W. Ogden

Adventitia. The adventitia is the outermost layer of the artery and consists mainly of fibroblasts and fibrocytes (cells that produce collagen and elastin), histological ground substance and thick bundles of collagen fibrils forming a fibrous tissue.

Google previewManual of Critical Care Nursing (2010)

Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management by Marianne Saunorus Baird, Susan Bethel

The adventitia is the outermost layer composed of collagen and elastin that make it a key element in providing the strength of the arterial wall. Atherosclerotic plaque formation occurs in three stages. The early stage is development of fatty ...

Google previewCardiovascular Intervention: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease (2015)

by Deepak L. Bhatt

The adventitia is the outer echodense layer that represents the outer boundary of the artery and the adherent connective tissue and gives the arterial wall a trilaminar appearance. Less commonly, and especially in very young individuals, the ...

Google previewCambridge Technicals Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity (2016)

by Helen Bray, Scott Chapman, Alister Myatt

The tunica adventitia is the thickest layer, and veins have a larger lumen to allow increased blood volume. The tunica intima is also especially adapted to incorporate pocket valves. These improve the flow of blood back to the heart. The return ...

Google previewHaimovici's Vascular Surgery (2012)

by Enrico Ascher

The adventitia is the outermost layer, composed of fibrous tissue such as collagen (77). Vasa vasorum, which nourish the media in large vessels like the aorta, are also present in this layer. Elastin, found mainly in the media, is responsible for ...

Google previewOptical Coherence Tomography in Cardiovascular Research (2007)

by Evelyn Regar, A.M.G.J. van Leeuwen, Patrick W. Serruys

It is separated from the outermost adventitia by the external elastic lamina. The adventitia is a layer of connective tissue, collagen ...

Google previewCliffsNotes Anatomy & Physiology Quick Review, 2nd Edition (2011)

by Steven Bassett

The following is a description of the various types of serosae associated with the digestive system: □ The adventitia is the serous membrane that lines the muscularis externa of the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, and rectum. □ The visceral ...

Google previewOrgan Histology (1997)

A Student's Guide by Colin Hinrichsen

Tunica adventitia is a loose connective tissue containing ...

Google previewBiology of Disease (2006)

by Nessar Ahmed, MaureenDawson, Chris Smith, Ed Wood

The tunica adventitia is the outer covering fibrous layer composed ...

Google previewOxford Textbook of Medicine (2016)

Cardiovascular Disorders by Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine David Warrell, Timothy Cox, Jeremy Dwight, Consultant Physician and Nephrologist John Firth

The adventitia is the outermost part of the vessel, composed mainly of fibroelastic tissue but also containing nerves, small feeding blood vessels (the vasa vasorum), and lymph vessels. The adventitia is directly related to the surrounding ...

Google previewEDHF (2005)

The Complete Story by Michel Feletou, Paul Vanhoutte

The adventitia is a dense fibro-elastic layer with no or few smooth muscle cells, which contains the terminal nerve endings and, depending on the size of the blood vessels, the vasa vasorum (arterioles, venules, capillaries, and lymphatic ...

Google previewThe Anatomical Basis of Dentistry (2009)

by Bernard Liebgott

The tunica adventitia is an outer layer of connective tissue arranged more or less in longitudinal Tunica intima (endothelium) Tunica media (smooth muscle) Tunica adventitia A B Walls of a blood vessel. A, Dilated. B, Constricted. fashion.

Google previewCurrent Therapy in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery E-Book (2014)

by James C. Stanley, Frank Veith, Thomas W Wakefield

Excessive accumulation of elastic tissue at the junction of the media and adventitia is the dominant feature of perimedial dysplasia, with minimal increases in ground substance evident throughout the media (Figure 3B).

Google previewSclerotherapy (2011)

Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins by Mitchel P. Goldman, Robert A Weiss

The adventitia is the thickest portion of the vein wall. It is primarily composed of collagen, with interlacing fibers oriented in longitudinal, spiral, and circular fashions.93 In larger vessels of the thigh, a considerable network of elastic fibers occurs ...

Google previewThe Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures (2015)

by Lisa Dougherty, Sara Lister, Alex West-Oram

tunica adventitia/externa The tunica adventitia is the outer layer and ...

Google previewReproductive Physiology of Mammals , From Farm to Field and Beyond (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Adventitia is the outermost connective tissue covering of any organ ...

Google previewEssentials of General Surgery (2012)

by Peter F. Lawrence, Richard M. Bell, Merril T. Dayton

The adventitia is the outermost layer. It extends beyond the external elastic lamina and is composed of connective tissue, fibroblasts, capillaries, and neural fibers. The adventitia is rich in collagen. It is the site of vessel nutrition and neural ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Guide to Geriatric Rehabilitation (2014)

[previously entitled Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual] by Timothy L. Kauffman, Ronald W. Scott, John O. Barr, Michael L. Moran

The adventitia is the outermost layer and attaches the vessel to the surrounding tissue. It consists of longitudinally oriented connective tissue with varying amounts of elastic and collagenous fibers. The middle layer or the media is usually the ...

Google previewPlaque Imaging (2005)

Pixel to Molecular Level by Jasjit S. Suri

The adventitia is the outermost layer of the artery and consists also of collagen fibrils, which appear in thick bundles forming a fibrous tissue. In addition, fibroblasts and fibrocytes, and histological ground substance are present. The adventitia ...

Google previewAngiology in Practice (2012)

by A-M. Salmasi, A. Strano

The adventitia is a layer of loose connective tissue containing fibroblasts and adipose tissue and penetrated by small vessels, the vasa vasorum. Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of occlusive disease in the cerebrovascular system.

Google previewClinical Transesophageal Echocardiography (2003)

A Problem-oriented Approach by Steven N. Konstadt, Stanton K. Shernan, Yasu Oka

The adventitia is a thin outermost layer composed mainly of collagen and ...

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Small photo of Layers of the wall of a human esophagus: mucosa (with epithelium, lamina propria, and muscularis mucosae), submucosa, muscular (inner and outer layers) and a very thin adventitia.Small photo of Longitudinal section of a small muscular artery. This micrograph clearly shows the orientation of artery layers: longitudinal for intima and adventitia, and transversal for tunica media.Small photo of Low magnification micrograph showing the layers of the wall of a human esophagus: mucosa, submucosa, muscular and adventitia.Small photo of Very low magnification of a cross section of a human aorta. Almost the entire wall corresponds to media layer, rich in elastic lamellae. On the outside is the adventitia layer.Small photo of Adventitia (gastrointestinal disease) diagnosis medical concept on tablet screen with stethoscope.Small photo of Wall of the trachea showing the mucosa layer lined by a respiratory epithelium with goblet cells, a hyaline cartilage ring, adventitia layer, abundant white adipose tissue and part of thyroid glandSmall photo of Wall of the trachea showing the mucosa layer lined by a respiratory epithelium with goblet cells, the hyaline cartilage ring, the adventitia layer and part of thyroid gland. Gabe technique More...

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