A layer of elastic tissue that forms the outermost part of the tunica intima of blood vessels. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_elastic_lamina ]

Synonyms: inner elastic lamina internal elastic lamina internal elastic membrane

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Term information

external definition

A stretchable connective tissue membrane that is the outermost component of the tunica intima, delineating the border between the tunica media and the tunica intima.

external ontology notes

in FMA this is classified as an acellular membrane, which is inconsistent with our classification as a tissue layer. Requires further investigation