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Some segmental morphological and morphometrical features of the intima and media of the aortic wall in Chinchilla lanigera

C. O. Martonos, A. I. Gudea, A. Damian, V. Miclăuș, V. Rus, F. G. Stan
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0023
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Pubmed: 30835342
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Folia Morphol 2019;78(4):729-737.

open access

Vol 78, No 4 (2019)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2019-02-28
Submitted: 2018-12-14
Accepted: 2019-02-04

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study is to describe the morphology, morphometry and ultrastructure of segments of the thoracic and abdominal aorta portions in Chinchilla lanigera. Thickness measurements of the tunica intima and media complex of the aorta were taken. Materials and methods: In all observed specimens, the thickness values for the tunica intima and media complex of the cranial thoracic aorta were significantly higher (mean: 702.19 μm) when compared to the values of other analysed aortic segments (means: 354.18 μm; 243.55 μm). Complex statistical methods were used to assess the differences between various aortic segments. Results and Conclusions: The components of the vessel walls show variations in structure and thickness, presumably due to an adaptation to functional demand.

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study is to describe the morphology, morphometry and ultrastructure of segments of the thoracic and abdominal aorta portions in Chinchilla lanigera. Thickness measurements of the tunica intima and media complex of the aorta were taken. Materials and methods: In all observed specimens, the thickness values for the tunica intima and media complex of the cranial thoracic aorta were significantly higher (mean: 702.19 μm) when compared to the values of other analysed aortic segments (means: 354.18 μm; 243.55 μm). Complex statistical methods were used to assess the differences between various aortic segments. Results and Conclusions: The components of the vessel walls show variations in structure and thickness, presumably due to an adaptation to functional demand.

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Keywords

arteries, chinchilla, aorta, quantitative histological, qualitative histological, media, intima, post hoc

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Title

Some segmental morphological and morphometrical features of the intima and media of the aortic wall in Chinchilla lanigera

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 78, No 4 (2019)

Pages

729-737

Published online

2019-02-28

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0023

Pubmed

30835342

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Folia Morphol 2019;78(4):729-737.

Keywords

arteries
chinchilla
aorta
quantitative histological
qualitative histological
media
intima
post hoc

Authors

C. O. Martonos
A. I. Gudea
A. Damian
V. Miclăuș
V. Rus
F. G. Stan

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