Flashcards in Histology of Blood Vessels Deck (9)
What is the structure of an artery?
What separates the Tunica Intima from the Tunica media in the artery?
Internal elastic lamina
Which layer of the artery is the deepest (closest to the flow of blood)?
What is the tunica intima composed of?
endothelial cells and sub-endothelial layer of connective tissue.
What is the tunica media composed of?
Elastic and connective type 3 collagen.
What layer of the artery has its own blood supply?
Where does the tunica adventitia receive its blood supply?
What is the vaso vasorum?
Small blood vessels around the artery.