Elastin occurs either as thick strands or as membranes; it constitutes the " elastic tissue " of the anatomist.
Muscle and white fibrous tissue follow next in order, while elastic tissue and bone are the last to show signs of disintegration.
calcification of elastic tissue typical of PXE.
Movement becomes restricted where bone replaces the elastic tissue of ligaments or tendons.
striae gravidarum occur when elastic tissue stretches as the abdomen and breasts enlarge.
Striae gravidarum occur when elastic tissue stretches as the abdomen and breasts enlarge.
The walls of arteries have a layer of muscle and elastic tissue that makes them flexible and able to dilate and constrict as blood flows through them.
In either case, there are specific gene changes or mutations which lead to a defect in the elastic tissue forming the walls of the ductus arteriosus.
The combined factors lead to isolated defects in the elastic tissue forming the walls of the ductus arteriosus.
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