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What is the structure of an artery?

Tunica Intima
Tunica Media
Tunica Adventitia

1

What separates the Tunica Intima from the Tunica media in the artery?

Internal elastic lamina

2

Which layer of the artery is the deepest (closest to the flow of blood)?

Tunica Intima

3

What is the tunica intima composed of?

endothelial cells and sub-endothelial layer of connective tissue.

4

What is the tunica media composed of?

Elastic and connective type 3 collagen.

5

What layer of the artery has its own blood supply?

tunica adventitia

6

Where does the tunica adventitia receive its blood supply?

Vaso Vasorum

7

What is the vaso vasorum?

Small blood vessels around the artery.

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What is the tunica adventitia composed of?

collagenous and elastic fibers.