Definition of Intima

1. Noun. The innermost membrane of an organ (especially the inner lining of an artery or vein or lymphatic vessel).

Generic synonyms: Membrane, Tissue Layer
Derivative terms: Intimal



Definition of Intima

1. Noun. (anatomy) The innermost part of an anatomical structure, particularly a tubular one: the intima of a blood vessel. ¹

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Definition of Intima

1. the innermost layer of an organ [n -MAE or -MAS] : INTIMAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Intima

1. Inner layer of blood vessel, comprising an endothelial monolayer on the luminal face with a subcellular elastic extracellular matrix containing a few smooth muscle cells. Below the intima is the media, then the adventitia. The term may be applied to other organs. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Intima

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1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"That is to say, the media is very definitely affected and, as Thoma's experiments have fully proved, each plaque of overgrowth of the intima corresponds to ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1903)
"The hitherto uninjured intima now appears raised in bladders, just beneath ... As soon as the loosened intima has become thinned, and to a still greater ..."

3. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The following layers have been recognized in the fore-intestine: The intima.—This is a chitinous layer which lines the cavity of the fore-intestine; ..."

4. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra (1908)
"Tuberculosis of the intima of a pulmonary vein.—/, tubercle; Rx, wandering cells; E, elastica intima, in which the elastic fibres in the vicinity of the ..."

5. Philadelphia Medical Times (1882)
"This was rendered more difficult by the circumstance that the intima had undergone decided thickening, and showed evidences of inflammatory changes, ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1875)
"The best criterion, however, is decided to lie in the cells of the "intima." The cells of the normal are smaller than those of the diseased intima. ..."

7. The Construction of Timber: From Its Early Growth : Explained by the by John Hill (1770)
"... to doubt their being Vafa intima in miniature: and in the central part, ... them Vafa intima. ..."

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