endothelium of arteryGo to external page http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0001917
An endothelium that is part of an artery [Automatically generated definition]. [ OBOL:automatic ]
- UMLS:C1179025 (ncithesaurus:Artery_Endothelium)
An endothelium that is part of an artery [Automatically generated definition].
The endothelium is the thin layer of cells that lines the interior surface of blood vessels, forming an interface between circulating blood in the lumen and the rest of the vessel wall.[AAO]
Vertebrates and a very few invertebrates such as squids have evolved a secondary epithelium, the endothelium, that lines their blood vessels.[well established][VHOG]