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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. Dactylolabis adventitia
  6. Fimbristylis Adventitia
  7. Species Tolype Adventitia
  8. species Drosophila adventitia
  9. species Dactylolabis adventitia
  10. Species Fimbristylis Adventitia
  11. Fimbristylis Squarrosa Adventitia
  12. Subspecies Fimbristylis Dichotoma Adventitia

Printed books with definitions for adventitia

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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 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 ...

Google previewThe London Medical Record (1875)

by Ernest Abraham Hart

Haemorrhage into the tunica adventitia is an appearance that the author has frequently noticed in cases that have run a rapid course. The vessels around which it was found had not undergone any change. In cases more advanced, the ...

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 previewTextbook of Pathology (2004)

by Datta

The outermost layer is called adventitia, is composed of fibrous tissue, some fat and contains the blood vessels and lymphatics (known as the vasa vasora) as well the nerve supply of the arteries. Capillaries permeate into the vessel wall ...

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 previewSclerotherapy (2011)

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

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 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 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 previewVascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites (2013)

by John A. Kaufman, Michael J. Lee

The adventitia is a tough yet filmy layer of connective tissue that forms the boundary between the artery and the surrounding structures. This layer contains collagen, fibroblasts, and some smooth muscle cells. Weaving through the interface of ...

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 previewThe Role of Oxidative Stress in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Development: Molecular and Mechanical Effects in the Origins of Aneurysmal Disease (2008)

Therefore, the adventitia may be considered a temporally-dependent component to 92 CHAPTER 5: THE ADVENTITIA IS AN IMPORTANT LOAD BEARING CONSTITUENT OF THE ARTERIAL WALL ...

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 previewThe London Medical Record0 (1875)

A Review of the Progress of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and the Allied Sciences

Haemorrhage into the tunica adventitia is an appearance that the author has frequently noticed in cases that have run a rapid course. The vessels around which it was found had not undergone any change. In cases more advanced, the ...

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 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 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 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 previewEarly Vascular Aging (EVA) (2015)

New Directions in Cardiovascular Protection by Peter M Nilsson, Michael Hecht Olsen, Stephane Laurent

The adventitia is the outer layer girdled by connective tissue (Figure 14.2). Currently, B-mode (less frequent 3D) [64] sonography of the carotid. EARLY VASCULAR AGING (EVA) 139 AGE-INDUCED INTIMAÀMEDIA THICKENING ...

Google previewBiofluid Mechanics (2011)

An Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation, and Microcirculation by David Rubenstein, Wei Yin, Mary D. Frame

The tunica adventitia is the thickest layer and is composed of collagen, elastin, and smooth muscle cells. This layer is responsible for vessel anchoring to nearby tissues. Tunica intima FIGURE 5.3 Anatomical structure of large elastic veins and ...

Google previewCampbell-Walsh Urology (2015)

by Alan J. Wein, Louis R. Kavoussi, Alan W. Partin, Craig A. Peters

The adventitia is a loose collagenous network interspersed with vasa vasorum. Mature vein grafts show evidence of take to the vasa vasorum. However, the adventitia becomes incorporated by periadventitial connective tissues. Thrombosis in ...

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Small photo of Adventitia (gastrointestinal disease) diagnosis medical concept on tablet screen with stethoscope.Small photo of Light micrograph of a cross-sectioned muscular artery, showing a thick and wavy internal elastic lamina, a middle layer with smooth muscle fibers, and an outer connective tissue adventitia. H&E stainSmall photo of Histological section of an elastic artery (human aorta). The elastic lamellae of tunica media are stained with fuscin (Gallego's method). The collagen fibers of the adventitia appears stained in blue.Small photo of Muscular artery stained with the Gallego method to show the internal and external elastic laminae. The collagen fibers of the adventitia are stained in blue color. Light microscope photomicrograph More...

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