Medical Definition of Tunica media

1. The middle coat of blood vessel walls, composed principally of thin, cylindrical, smooth muscle cells and elastic tissue. It accounts for the bulk of the wall of most arteries. The smooth muscle cells are arranged in circular layers around the vessel, and the thickness of the coat varies with the size of the vessel. (12 Dec 1998)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Tunica Media

tunica elastica
tunica externa
tunica externa oculi
tunica externa thecae folliculi
tunica extima
tunica fibrosa
tunica fibrosa bulbi
tunica fibrosa hepatis
tunica fibrosa lienis
tunica fibrosa renis
tunica fibrosa splenis
tunica interna bulbi
tunica interna thecae folliculi
tunica intima
tunica media (current term)
tunica mucosa
tunica mucosa bronchiorum
tunica mucosa cavitatis tympani
tunica mucosa coli
tunica mucosa ductus deferentis
tunica mucosa intestini tenuis
tunica mucosa laryngis
tunica mucosa linguae
tunica mucosa nasi
tunica mucosa oesophagi
tunica mucosa oris
tunica mucosa pharyngis
tunica mucosa tracheae

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