endothelium : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  an epithelium of mesoblastic origin; a thin layer of flattened cells that lines the inside of some body cavities

  • Doctors have hesitated to use the plumber's method because they feared that peeling off the inner lining (endothelium), along with the dead tissue, calcium and fatlike substances .
  • Laughter increases blood flow by causing the inner lining of blood vessels (the endothelium) to expand, according to a small study of healthy moviegoers who were shown both funny .
  • What it does: Develops drugs that act on the endothelium, a layer of cells lining blood vessels that acts as a selective barrier between the bloodstream and surrounding tissue.

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