Basic Histology -- Small Blood Vessel Next Home Back

You need to learn to recognize little blood vessels in tissue sections.

Even if they do not contain red blood cells, you can recognize them as rings of endothelium surrounded by at least some collagen, and usually some smooth muscle.

This is a small blood vessel running through skeletal muscle.

With your study partners, find:


Hotshots: Can you spot the skeletal muscle fibers?

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